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Can Asgardia Become The First Space Nation?

Could a space station like this be our newest nation state? (Photo: iurii/ This morning marked the announcement of the wildly ambitious Asgardia (no relation to the Marvel Comics location) project, which promises to not only create a defensive shield for our entire planet, but also to establish the very first sovereign “space nation.” Which all sounds very, very awesome, assuming it’s even legal.
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