The first SPACE NATION is revealed: 'Asgardia' will defend the Earth against deadly attacks from asteroids - and now you can sign up to be a citizen
It might seem like an idea taken straight out of science fiction, but a 'space nation' could soon become a reality.
At least, that is if plans developed by an international group of scientists, announced today, go ahead.
The team has announced it will kick-start the independent nation, which it has dubbed Asgardia, by launching a satellite next year.
THE THREAT OF SPACE JUNK There are estimated to be more than 20,000 traceable objects of man-made space junk, including old spacecraft, upper-stage rockets and final stage vehicles in near-Earth orbits.
Natural objects in space also pose a... read more
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