Russian computer scientist Dr Igor Ashurbeyli, who just happens to be a billionaire has a vision of establishing a space colony where thousands of people can live free from politics and laws. Asgardia just took the first step by launching the Asgardia-1 satellite into orbit on a NASA rocket.

More than 500,000 people applied to become citizens of Asgardia, the first space nation that will orbit the Earth and be free from politics and laws. Anyone over 18-years-old, with an email address, regardless of gender, nationality, race, religion, and financial standing can apply for citizenship.

Dr Ashurbeyli has plans to convince the UN to recognise Asgardia as a nation.

Dr Ashurbeyli said: “I promised there would be a launch. “We selected NASA as a reliable partner… because we have to meet the commitments that I made 13 months ago.”

“Asgardia-1 will contain data stored for free for up to 1.5 million Asgardians on board the satellite. These are historic days, and your names and data will forever stay in the memory of the new space humanity, as they will be reinstalled on every new Asgardia satellite we launch.

“Asgardia-1 is our first, small step which we hope will lead to a giant leap forward for mankind.” – Express UK

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Who wants to go live in orbit where there are no politics and laws? Let’s hear your thoughts on how that will all work out!

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