First City/Nation In Space Wants You To Join (VIDEO)
I found this video when it came across my social media feed as an ad. Is this a parody? A science fiction story? A scam? A cult? Are they serious? You can watch the video above to decide for yourself.
They claim they already have their own territory in space. Right now, it's just a satellite called Asgardia 1. It's small, but they claim it as sovereign territory. You can actually click this link and read about it for yourself.
From the Website: "Asgardia 1 is a proof of concept satellite for long-term data storage in orbit by Asgardia Space (a.k.a. the self-proclaimed 'space nation' Asgardia)."
Their stated mission on their website is as follows:
"Asgardia also has a long-term objective of setting up habitable platforms in space and building settlements on the Moon. We believe that the creation of a new legal platform for the exploration of near-Earth and deep space is crucial to keep pace with humanity’s rapid technological and scientific expansion off-planet. Universal space law and astro-politics have to replace the current outdated international space law and geopolitics."
Mr Ashurbeyli was born September 9, 1963 and is an Azerbaijani-born Russian scientist, businessman, and philanthropist. In 1988 he became the founder and first general manager of Socium. Socium was originally a small software and consulting company and is now a large holding company with over 10,000 employees worldwide.
You'll find their invitation to join their space nation in the invitation on the front page of their website:
"Become a part of a movement that will define the future of humanity’s expansion off-planet. Join a global multi-cultural transnational community of like-minded space and science visionaries, forging a new future in space together."
They claim to have everything ready to go to become a member of the United Nations - as soon as they actually get their space city/nation populated.