Spaceflight Insider – The space nation enters the new age of the Internet

Asgardia. Image Credit: Asgardia.Space

Image Credit: Asgardia.Space

Oct. 25, 2016, SAN FRANCISCO & MUMBAI — A group of scientists launched a new peaceful space nation on October 12, 2016, at a press conference in Paris. is the prototype of a free society in space. It aims to launch its first satellite in 2017 and be recognized by the UN.

The official web page of this trending space nation uses the new domain extension .SPACE. .SPACE is the definitive web address of the space industry and the global community of space enthusiasts, students, professionals, and researchers worldwide.

Image Credit: Asgardia

Space exploration has been growing at an unprecedented rate with SpaceX and Boeing racing to get people to Mars and the Chinese Shenzhou launches. With the possibility of a recognized nation in space, the full impact of this interstellar paradigm shift is not far from hitting the Internet. Asgardia is now accepting applications for its future citizens and has already crossed over 500,000 registrations since its launch last week.

Here’s what Lena De Winne, Director, Asgardia, had to say about the brand and domain extension, “As we move towards a new era of space exploration, we wanted a domain name that would show what we are all about. Asgardia is a philosophical, legal and scientific project, and .SPACE is an ideal home for our website”.

The .SPACE domain extension which is aiming to build a unified brand identity on the Internet for individuals, businesses, and organizations related to the global space industry and community has already crossed 230,000 domain registrations and more than 25 percent of these are already live websites.

At Radix, Viram Lodhia, the Category Manager for .SPACE Domain Names, said: “We stand for innovation, and the courage to explore more. We are super excited that Asgardia chose a very meaningful brand name on a defining extension. We are confident Asgardia will push the boundaries of human possibilities through their endeavor.”

Besides Asgardia, the .SPACE domain extension is actively used by several startups and established companies. India-based satellite company,; Scotland-based aerospace company,; an online publication for the space industry,; and a space access provider with stratospheric balloons,, among others, are already using the most fitting domain extension for their brand.

About Radix:

Radix (Radix FZC) is a portfolio Registry for new domain extensions and has secured uncontested registry rights to  .SPACE, .TECH, .ONLINE, .STORE, .SITE, .PRESS, .HOST, and .WEBSITE.

About Asgardia:

Asgardia, the Space Nation, has had over 500,000 applications for citizenship since it was announced on 12 October 2016. Asgardia will be the first new space nation bringing together scientists, engineers, and legal practitioners from around the world to lead a new chapter of space exploration and research. The project was developed by Dr. Igor Ashurbeyli, the founding Father of Asgardia. He is a scientist, businessman, and innovator who holds a Ph.D. in Engineering with a specialization in Computer Science. In October of this year, Asgardia announced that it would put its first satellite into space in 2017.

Press contact: Lenold Vaz

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The preceding is a press release issued by Radix


Jason Rhian spent several years honing his skills with internships at NASA, the National Space Society and other organizations. He has provided content for outlets such as: Aviation Week & Space Technology,, The Mars Society and Universe Today.

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