If everything goes according to an uncertain, audacious plan, a new country called Asgardia, named after Norse mythology’s city in the skies, could be the first nation ever created in space.
The group behind the Asgardia project includes space experts based out of Canada, Romania, Russia, and the United States.
The hope is to embark on a mission to mine asteroids and defend Earth from dangerous meteorites, space debris, and other threats.
Their core concept is to launch a robotic satellite within the next 18 months (60 years after Russia launched Sputnik, the first artificial satellite), then eventually follow up with a permanent space station “where people can live, work, and have their own rules and regulations” one founding member told Business Insider.
The site will allow the first 100,000 people to register to become citizens of Asgardia alongside their nationality on Earth.
Already about 90 percent of the 100,000 applications to become founding citizens of the “space nation” have been submitted, so if you are interested click on the link below to sign up.