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PARIS ─ A proposed space nation called Asgardia is now accepting applications for future citizens. Leaders of the Asgardia project discussed the prospective space nation at a news conference in Paris Wednesday (Oct. 12). The leaders aim to launch Asgardia's first satellite in 2017 and say they would like to eventually have a space station where some, but not all, of its planned 150 million (mostly Earth-dwelling) nationals would live and work. Asgardia, named after the Norse gods' home of Asgard, will be a democracy with an emphasis on the freedom of the individual to develop space technologies, according to Igor Ashurbeyli, Asgardia project team leader and founder. People can now apply to be selected as one of the first 100,000 citizens through the nation’s website, asgardia.space. At the time of publication, the number of applicants has reached more than 84,000, according to the website.
originally posted by: LABTECH767
a reply to: underwerks
This made me chuckle, Asgardia it make me think of bond villain with a space station.
Seriously though if people want to be part of an imaginary nation with no real territory, no armed forces, no embassy's and no infrastructure well that is up to them but I would suggest they be careful about whom they hand there bank detail's too?.
would like to eventually have a space station where some, but not all, of its planned 150 million (mostly Earth-dwelling) nationals would live and work.
originally posted by: annoyedpharmacist
a reply to: underwerks
I would love to apply for this. Wonder if an applicant would need some special skills to even apply....like would they need astronaut lite training for emergencies?
originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
I think this is a silly thing. Feel gooders might sign up for it but really it is just silly. For one, if it were really practical, or even achievable, applications would not be for people now, but for at best the children or grandchildren of people who are interested.
originally posted by: imjack
originally posted by: Lysergic
Talk about sitting ducks.
150 million people?
It'd be a good movie. They all plan to Nuke Earth while they leave to space, when there is explosives on the inside because we built it. Obviously it has explosives inside.