A Russian has attended his as leader of humankind's first ever nation in space. Igor Ashurbeyli, a computer scientist, established the space nation of Asgardia at a in Vienna, Austria on Monday. In his inauguration , Mr Ashurbeyli stated that: "This day will be recorded in the annals of as one of the greatest events for humankind. We have established all of government. I can therefore declare with that Asgardia - the first space nation of the united humankind - has been born." He also said his nation was a " humanitarian project" that would pioneer the colonization of space and set up human colonies on the Moon.
Asgardia is named after Asgard - a flying city in Scandinavian mythology. It already has a growing of would-be . Around 200,000 people have signed up to claim their Asgardian nationality. Within the next 10 years, Asgardia hopes to amass a of 150 million. This would make it the most populous country. Future to become an Asgard national will have to pass an IQ test to prove they are of a intelligence. They will also have to pay an membership of 100 euros. Asgardia has a long-term to launch life-sustaining, high-tech, arks in space, where Asgardian citizens can live and prosper.