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Proposed Space Based Nation Accepting Citizen Applications

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posted on Oct, 14 2016 @ 12:56 PM
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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.


www.space.com...

Would you sign up to leave all your worldly concerns behind? With the way things on this planet are looking, this may not be a bad idea once our technology has advanced sufficiently enough to allow us to survive comfortably in space. Living in orbit will be one of our only options if we continue to damage the planet too much through our own greed, nuclear wars etc. I see a future where the elites orbit the planet in comfortable space houses while ruling us serfs on the ground. What do you think?




posted on Oct, 14 2016 @ 12:58 PM
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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?.

Then again for those that have nothing to lose, no home on this world whom feel like outsiders all there live's maybe this would be a great club to join with like minded individual's and if enough people call for recognition then even the UN would have to recognize them, then again they recognized a former royal navy defence platform as an independant nation called Sealand.
www.sealandgov.org...
It really is just a decomissioned royal navy WW2 defence platform and the British government has actually never surrendered sovereignty over it.

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posted on Oct, 14 2016 @ 01:03 PM
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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?.

True, but you wouldn't need a large standing army to protect yourself. Maybe some space marines would cut it



posted on Oct, 14 2016 @ 01:03 PM
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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?



posted on Oct, 14 2016 @ 01:04 PM
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Talk about sitting ducks.



posted on Oct, 14 2016 @ 01:04 PM
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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.


In other words, your life would not change in the least. Just like Mars One, you get put on a donor list and will be asked for contributions. I saw one of these applications to be a "citizen" of something similar on the back of a cereal box once. They both have equal validity.



posted on Oct, 14 2016 @ 01:04 PM
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a reply to: underwerks

Nice find, I joined. All you need is your name, country and email. With all the madness here on earth what else could go wrong in space.

Thank you for the thread.



posted on Oct, 14 2016 @ 01:07 PM
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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?


Safety training would probably amount to "You live in a vacuum. If something goes wrong, you're probably dead. Learn it, know it, live it."



posted on Oct, 14 2016 @ 01:08 PM
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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.



posted on Oct, 14 2016 @ 01:09 PM
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Since it's a new country, with 100.000+ asgardians (love this name!), they'll not only need astronauts...


Agricultors, IT guys, teachers, everyone will be needed. Hope so.



posted on Oct, 14 2016 @ 01:11 PM
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a reply to: underwerks

Seems doable over the course of time. Just keep launching rocket after rocket with building supplies one after the other. There has to be some plan for the elites to already do this in the event of something so huge that even a deep underground base would not save you.



posted on Oct, 14 2016 @ 01:12 PM
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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.

It's not practical now given the technology available to the public but it's definitely a start in the direction of off planet living for regular people. It has to start somewhere, at least it's being thought about.



posted on Oct, 14 2016 @ 01:15 PM
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Peace out Earth people. I'ma go live in space, where I can finally look down on all of you with the righteous condemnation you so deserve.


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posted on Oct, 14 2016 @ 01:18 PM
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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.



posted on Oct, 14 2016 @ 01:35 PM
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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.

Ha! I like the way you think



posted on Oct, 14 2016 @ 02:15 PM
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a reply to: underwerks
I agree that we have to start somewhere Under. But this idea is for me just 'Runaway Dreaming'. Better something we can work on here, like Planetary Citizenship.



posted on Oct, 14 2016 @ 03:12 PM
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a reply to: AdmireTheDistance

Yeah....obvious Loominati stuff is obvious...don't worry. Once you have joined the "elite" they will take care of you! Space janitors get all kinds of respect!

Pretty sure you were pointing out the eye of the Horus on this....but, maybe some are not familiar with the symbolism.



posted on Oct, 14 2016 @ 03:22 PM
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Sooo where is the interstellar defense station? It needs a shield of some sort, and then some powerful weapons.. For defense..



posted on Oct, 14 2016 @ 03:28 PM
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Why is a new age symbol representing Asgardia? BLASPHEMY!!!

James Vaughan you are the weakest link, good bye!



posted on Oct, 14 2016 @ 03:29 PM
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a reply to: tikbalang

The UN Outer Space Treaty forbids the installation of heavy weaponry in orbit around Earth, for the obvious reason that a shot could hit Earth's surface (either intentionally or not) and cause damage / casualties.

He wants to use small ships with powerful lasers to push asteroids, but I don't know if the UN would be comfortable with this idea.


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