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This is the national anthem of Asgardia.
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Humankind's first space nation. Its backers, or citizens, met this week in Vienna to inaugurate their first leader, founder Igor Ashurbeyli.>> The constitution of the first space state Asgardia.>> The organization says it's deadly serious, offering citizenship and, eventually, the chance to do this.>> And we have ignition.
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>> Asgardia promises to colonize the moon.>>
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>> It wants to build a population of 150 million within ten years and set up so-called space arks where humans can permanently live in outer space. It already has about 200,000 citizens, a constitution, and an elected parliament. And it's also won over one former British lawmaker.
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>> Everything that Asgardia is seeking to do across, in the first instance, a 25-year time frame, is realistic.>> Asgardia says its citizens now live in more than 200 countries, outnumbering the UN's 193 member states. Becoming a citizen online is free, but the process may become more rigorious.
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It says it wants to attract the most creative 2% of the world's population. And that soon citizen selection might even involve IQ tests. Named after the sky home of Norse gods, Asgardia certainly has high ambitions.>>
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