FV News: The first space nation

November 12, 2017 - WALLOPS ISLAND, Virginia, USA

The first space kingdom's satellite named "Asgardia-1" has been launched from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, USA on Sunday, November 12, 2017.
The Asgardia-1 satellite is contained within the Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft, and its hard-disk contains the space nation's Constitution, flag, coat-of-arms and data from the first citizens of Asgardia (Asgardians).

First Versions: Asgardia-1
First Versions: Asgardia-1 hard disk

Asgardia's statehood isn't acknowledged by any other actual countries or the United Nations, and it doesn't really even fit the definition of a nation since it's not possible for a human to physically live in Asgardia; however, the long-term vision for Asgardia includes human settlements in space, on the moon and perhaps even more distant colonies.

First Versions: Asgardia-1 launch