The poll found that 29 percent of Britons would pay to fly into orbit if the technology was available to the wider public.

According to the poll, a further 18 percent of the UK – about nine million people – could be willing to invest their life savings to briefly become an astronaut.

Asgardia touts itself as the world’s first space-based micro-nation, with territorial claims in low Earth orbit or LEO secured with a satellite launch in 2016.

That same year Asgardia rose to prominence when its founder Dr Igor Ashurbeyli claimed Asgardia will help give birth to the first space child in as little as 25 years.

Dr Ashurbeyli, a Russian-Azeri rocket scientist and businessman, believes the future of humanity rests on our ability to venture into space.


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