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Asgardia receives over 100,000 citizen applications in 48 hours

Posted 14 October 2016 · Add Comment

Asgardia, the first Space Nation, has welcomed over 100,000 citizen applications in 48 hours.

Following Wednesday’s announcement that Igor Ashurbeyli and a team of scientists from around the world will create the first Space Nation, 100,000 people immediately applied for citizenship of Asgardia, smashing its target within 48 hours. In response, Dr Ashurbeyli, the founding father of Asgardia, has today announced a new target to attract a million earthlings to become citizens by the end of the year. 

Dr Ashurbeyli said: “In only 40 hours since I have announced the birth of the new space nation Asgardia one hundred thousand people from more than two hundred countries on Earth have applied to join. I would like to welcome and thank you personally. Now we are continuing the registration aiming to bring together one million people. Soon we will become a member of the UN. Thanks again for your support. Together we are Asgardians”

The project team is being led by Dr Igor Ashurbeyli, one of the Russian Federation's most distinguished scientists and founder of the Aerospace International Research Center (AIRC) in Vienna

Dr Ashurbeyli concluded: “One of the key motivations behind Asgardia has been to increase access to space for countries currently excluded from the space race. We want to enable more scientists and more businesspeople from all over the world to be involved in space development, and help protect planet earth from cosmic hazards. But we also want to fire the global, public imagination about the possibilities of future space exploration, so it’s heartening to see how many people from all walks of life have started to engage with Asgardia. They are all welcome.”

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