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A Russian billionaire has attended his inauguration [as / was] leader of humankind's first ever nation in space. Igor Ashurbeyli, a computer scientist, established the space [national / nation] of Asgardia at a [ceremony / ceremonial] in Vienna, Austria on Monday. In his inauguration [addressed / address] , Mr Ashurbeyli stated that: "This day will certainly [been / be] recorded in the annals of history as one of the greatest [events / event] for humankind. We have established all branches of government. I can therefore declare [by / with] confidence that Asgardia - the first space nation of the united humankind - has been born." He also [say / said] his nation was a "global humanitarian [projector / project] " that would pioneer the future colonization of space and set [up / down] human colonies on the Moon.

Asgardia is named after Asgard - a flying city [on / in] ancient Scandinavian mythology. It already has a growing [numeral / number] of would-be citizens. Around 200,000 people have signed up to [claim / clam] their Asgardian nationality. Within the [past / next] 10 years, Asgardia hopes to [amass / mass] a population of 150 million. This would make it [the / a] ninth most populous country. Future candidates to [become / becoming] an Asgard national will have to pass an IQ test to [proof / prove] they are of a higher intelligence. They will also have to [pay / paid] an annual membership of 100 euros. Asgardia has a long-term goal to launch life-sustaining, high-tech, verdant arks in space, where Asgardian citizens can live and [prosperity / prosper] .

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