This population total vaults the space station past Vanuatu and French Guinea as the 180th most populous earth-based nation. It is also ‘rapidly approaching’ the population size of Barbados and Iceland.
Currently Asgardia is undergoing leadership elections which are expected to contribute to growth. Asgardian citizens are free to invite their friends to vote and participate in the construction of a new society.
Below you can watch a recording of the Asgardian press conference: