Asgardia’s First Elections

Trouble in paradise? Fledgling orbital colony Asgardia has a shoebox sized satellite in orbit, but is already conducting some contentious elections.

Who knew establishing a parliament in space would be so complicated? Certainly not the self-described “Space Kingdom” of Asgardia. The group, which calls itself the first ever global “space nation,” has some lofty goals: “to ensure the peaceful use of space, to protect the Earth from space hazards, and to create a demilitarized and free scientific base of knowledge in space.”

 

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