One Million Followers

As news of the Space Nation continues to spread and Asgardia becomes more well-known, the number of followers and residents has been steadily increasing. Today Asgardia surpassed one million registered followers. 

Asgardia’s million followers show some interesting facts:

- 77% of the population is aged between 18 and 39 years old, it is a young nation

- Asgardia’s female followers increased by 2.5%

- Some of the top roles in Asgardia are filled by women, but the male population is still much larger coming in at 82.5%.

With more people following the nation daily, it’s clear that Asgardia is starting to make a global impression. 

It has been less than two years since Asgardia was founded by Dr. Igor Ashurbeyli.
Some amazing things have been achieved in that time. Here’s a list: 

- acceptance of the Constitution, 

- launch of Asgardia-1 satellite

- inauguration of the Head of Nation

- election of Parliament

- formation of the Government and the

- mayoral elections

With each step on the way to its goals, Asgardia becomes more real.  
Among other things, a decent proof of that is the people who have formed a bond with the nation, either through registering as a follower or becoming a resident.

Asgardia is growing rapidly. Building a nation is a huge undertaking that requires a lot of coordination and effort. Today Asgardia is a full-fledged nation well-established across the globe, but in the beginning, it was a much more humble endeavor. In October 2016, only a small number of people: Founding Father of Asgardia Dr. Igor Ashurbeyli and his most loyal allies following him. Till this day their names mostly remained unknown and today we decided to change that.  

Here are the people who played the most crucial role in building the Space Kingdom: 

David Alexander, USA, Professor and Director of the Rice Space Institute;

George (Georgios) D. Kyriakopoulos, Greece, Lecturer in International Law at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens;

Lena De Winne, Belgium, Director of Room, The Space Journal, Director of The Aerospace International Research Center GmbH;

Frank De Winne, Belgium, Head of the European Astronaut Centre of the European Space Agency;

Jacques Drappier, Belgium, Owner of JDR Consult, former Vice-President of Flight Ops and Traning at Airbus;

Pedro Duque, Spain, Astronaut, Head of the ISS Program support Unit at the European Astronaut Centre (part of ESA);

Markus Gronbach, Austria, legal advisor, senior partner of the INTRA GmbH;

Janis Hunt, UK, commissioning editor of Room, The Space Journal;

Ram Jakhu, Canada, Director and Associate Professor, Institute of Air and Space Law at McGill University;

Ranjana Kaul, India, partner at Dua Associates, New Delhi, advisor to New Space start-ups in India, affiliate of the International Institute of Space Law in Paris;

Tsuneo Nishida, Japan, former permanent representative of Japan to the UN and board member of the EastWest Institute;

Joe Pelton, USA, Director Emeritus of Space and Advanced Communications Research Institute at George Washington University;

Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu, Romania, astronaut, former chairman of UN COPUOS;

Clive Simpson, UK, managing editor of Room, The Space Journal;

Mikhail Spokoyny, USA, CEO, managing director of Room, The Space Journal, CEO and managing director of The Aerospace International Research Center GmbH;

Rick Tumlinson, USA, founder of Deep Space Industries, New Worlds Institute and Space Frontier Foundation, founding partner of The Space Fund;

Christopher Welch, UK, professor of Astronautics and Space.

And now, after less than 2 years, Asgardia has reached one million followers from 234 countries.

Hitting one million followers is a major step for Asgardia, but there are many more milestones to come. The Nation has a strong team in place, a dedicated community of residents and followers.
The next step is electing mayors and formation of the government. 

As the Nation takes shape, more and more people will certainly join to become a part of the future.