After the spanish region of Catalonia, located in the south-east of the country, held an independance referendum last sunday, boycotted by the spanish gouvernement, most of the world leaders stay quiet. More noticably, almost no european country, except for Belgium, has condemned the violence. The Belgian Prime Minister, Charles Michel, asked the same day on twitter: “where is the european union to condemn this madness?” His administration’s Interior Minister, Jan Jambon, asked the same question the day after on live news on the Belgian gouvernement tv channel, VRT...Read More
Asgardia announces next steps. The administrative offices of Head of the Space Kingdom Asgardia officially closed voting polls a few weeks ago, and finally released the results of the vote this past week. Issuing decrees 12 and 13, Dr. Ashurbeyli ordered the Central Electoral Commission to begin preparations for parliamentary elections, and openly congratulated the quote first golden hundred thousand Asgardians. Decree 13 hinted that the next steps in the process would be issuing official identification and passport preparations.
US Defense Giant to buy out Orbital ATK. Northrop Grumman will acquire Orbital ATK in a $9.2 billion deal, the companies announced September 18th. Under the terms of the deal, Northrop Grumman will pay $7.8 billion in cash and assume $1...
“Cassini’s descent into Saturn was intentional. The spacecraft was rapidly running out of fuel, after spending nearly 20 years in space, and NASA scientists decided to make use of the mission’s inevitable conclusion. By crashing into Saturn, Cassini had the opportunity to see what the planet’s upper atmosphere is made of, and that’s the data that the probe sent back to Earth during its final few moments of life. The probe took its last images of the Saturn system yesterday (Sept. 14), and transmitted those images back to Earth the same day, ahead of its plunge.”Read More
Hurricane Irma, Jose and Katia smash the North American Peninsula
The current hurricane season has been unusually active in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which caused significant flooding in the American state of Texas, Irma roared through the Caribbean islands, damaging homes and forcing evacuations. Irma made landfall in the United States, with storm surge warnings being posted for the state of Florida. Some surges are expected to reach up to four and a half meters.
NASA’s spacecraft Cassini prepares for it’s suicide
The spacecraft, which is currently orbiting Saturn, will take a death plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere on September 15th...Read More
Voices Of Asgardia will play a worldwide top 50 of the 90’s on September 23, 2017. Vote for your favorite hits via this link. If your best songs aren’t in the list, feel free to ad them via the “other answer” option, and they will be added after review. Voting will close on september 18,2017.Read More
Voices of Asgardia, Asgardia’s premiere radio station is getting a makeover.
For the first time in months, www.voicesofasgardia.com is being revived thanks in part to efforts by VOA’s Staff who have been working quietly behind the scenes while station founder Ryan Zohar was on furlough following a cross-country household move to Arkansas, United States.
Things to expect with the makeover:
>> New website design and layout. Graphics Coordinator Eric Viana, who is also the acting webmaster, is currently working with an Asgardian volunteer on migrating the site and radio station to a private server in Germany. Eric will be implementing a new site design in the near future, geared towards suggestions from fans and contributors.
Changes made on the 22 of June, 2017 to Asgardian Leadership Elections are
now in effect. In an article posted on Asgardia News Network, it was
reported that after listening to community feedback, the following changes
were made to voting boundaries:
According to the new rules, Debutant leader positions, which require 10
votes, are now expanded to a 300km radius. This is in hopes of allowing
debutants of reaching the 10 vote minimum, in even the most remote areas of
Strategists, who require 100 votes, now have no border restrictions giving
all asgardians the ability to vote for Strategists globally.
The article ends by saying: With 241,719 asgardians and counting, the
nation-state has almost reached the quarter million mark, and as we keep
growing, and you keep spreading the wor...
Taken from the Asgardia News Network
Asgardia NGO to Hold Community Gathering in Montreal
Asgardia announced plans earlier this month for a community gathering that is to be held in Montreal, Canada. This event will be the first for Asgardia NGO, who previously had only released statements through their website or through interviews in Russian. The Montreal event, which is expected to be the first public appearance for Asgardia NGO outside of Europe is the first event organized and implemented by the volunteer entity Civic Asgardia. The Montreal event will be held at the Institute of Air and Space Law, which is overseen by Dr. Ram Jakhu.
Official Meeting Minutes
Item 1. Communication.
Ryan proposed more engagement in the private communications chat. Eric recommended a move to Slack/Trello, to accomodate tasking and more flexible communications methods. After some discussion it was voted in unanimously.
Item 2. Articles on the air.
Ryan brought up the fact that the Asgardia Chronicles are becoming more fluent in production, and that the ANN is producing work as well. Dylan proposed a new article format to increase site traffic. Articles will be read in a summary format and then linked to the actual article posted on our site. After some discussion, the policy was adopted unanimously.
Item 3. Recruitment to Support New Workload.
It was pointe...Read More
To our supporters, constituents, devotees and fans, a warm salutation from the staff at Voices of Asgardia. It’s been a very busy week here as we are adjusting to the work flow changes inspired by news article incorporation, but our newest team members assure you they’re up to the task and we are very pleased with the outcome.
The reason for this letter covers something very important that we felt we needed to clarify. A few weeks ago, we were astonished to find a member of our community blasting our chat window in regards to a dispute with the management entity known as Civic Asgardia. They were quite clear in announcing their feelings on the matter, and asked to be removed from our community as well...Read More