Asgardia Ministers of Science and Finance Took Office
The new Head of Government and Ministers were approved by the Asgardian Parliament, as stipulated in Article 34, Chapter 8 of the Space Nation Constitution. Voting took place during the X (VIII digital) parliamentary sitting on 17-19 Capricornus, 0004 (December 18-20, 2020).
Lena De Winne’s nomination for Prime Minister by the Supreme Space Council, as well as the nominations of Floris Wuyts and Mark Bogen proposed in turn by Lena De Winne for approval, were supported by a majority of parliamentarians.
On 24 Capricornus, 0004 (December 25, 2020), the Decree of the Head of the Space Nation Dr. Igor Ashurbeyli on Appointment of Prime Minister of Asgardia was published. As of this day, with the approval of Parliament, two new ministers officially began their work together with the Head of Government.
Floris Wuyts is an internationally recognized scientist and professor at the University of Antwerp. He heads Europe’s largest research lab that focuses on the impact of space on human physiology. He served as Minister of Science in the first Space Nation Government. He co-hosted and chaired Asgardia’s First Space Science and Investment Congress which was held in Darmstadt in October 2019 featuring world science stars. After the first Cabinet got dissolved, he was invited to join the Administration to the Head of the Space Nation as his Chief Science Advisor. As of 24 Capricornus, 0004 (December 25, 2020), he returned to his position as Minister of Science in the Government headed by Lena De Winne.
Mark Bogen (Austria) has over 20 years of experience as a business owner and administrator. He was an independent financial advisor, consultant, and analyst for international network companies. He currently heads Asgardia Financial Ark and has been the Space Nation Minister of Finance since 24 Capricornus, 0004 (December 25, 2020).
As Lena De Winne pointed out, one of the main objectives of the new Government is to fully support both experts and scientists working on developing the economy of Asgardia and accomplishing its primary scientific mission as defined by the Head of the Space Nation, Dr. Igor Ashurbeyli. The goal is to pave the way for having a baby in space.