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BBC: Asgardia: The Problems In Building a Space Society

"As of today, I’m an official citizen of two nations. One is the US, which has 325 million citizens and an area of almost 10 million sq km. The other is Asgardia, which has some 246,000 citizens, but physically exists for now only in the form of a 6lb (2.7kg) bread-box-size satellite floating in low-Earth orbit since November 2017".

So begins the article published on August 03 on the website of one of the largest news resources in the world, BВС.   It is important to note that BBC has written about Asgardia with no introduction nor explainer. The piece pre-supposes that its readers are already up to date about Asgardia.  This is something new in the mainstream media and a significant step forward.

"One day, Asgardia plans to have an enormous “space ark” orbiting our home world, a colony on the Moon, and perhaps even further in the future on other “celestial bodies”, according to the constitution.

The nation’s ‘leader’, Igor Raufovich Ashurbeyli, isn’t joking around. And on 25 June in Vienna, Austria, he became Asgardia’s first “Head of Nation”. His face is on the official Asgardia commemorative coin that guests received at the post-inauguration gala dinner".


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Source: BBC.COM