The Telegraph: Inside Asgardia. Why thousands are buying a ticket to live in space
That is the vision of Dr Igor Ashurbeyli, a Russian-Azerbaijani billionaire and head of the newest nation on earth: Asgardia.
If this is already sounding a little far-fetched, consider Dr Ashurbeyli’s incredulous reaction when I ask him when his dream will become a reality. “It already is a reality,” insists the 55-year-old, in the suite of a five-star hotel in Vienna, where his government gathered last week for its first executive congress.
And there are plenty of other believers. At the last count, Asgardia has 18,308 residents who have paid a 100 Euro annual citizenship fee and a ‘population’ of more than 1m who have registered their details online.
Joe Shute, senior feature writer The Telegraph