Press Release

Frederik Pohl passes away

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Lifeboat Foundation's Frederik Pohl passes away.
 
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September 2, 2013 — Our Frederik Pohl passed away this weekend as described at http://io9.com/rip-frederik-pohl-the-man-who-transformed-science-fict-1241405614.
 
Despite being 93, he worked to “Safeguard Humanity” to the end. He was a key player in this year’s “Lifeboat to the Stars” event which was described at https://lifeboat.com/ex/press.releases.lifeboat.to.the.stars. The award was given to the authors of “Tau Ceti” as described at https://lifeboat.com/ex/press.releases.lifeboat.to.the.stars.winners.
 
Fred also participated in our DARPA/NASA 100-Year-Starship proposal which eventually led to us gaining enough experience in creating NASA proposals that we got our first NASA win as described at https://lifeboat.com/ex/press.releases.nasa.selects.lifeboat.proposal.
 
Fred will be memorialized forever on our Advisory Board Memorial at https://lifeboat.com/ex/board.memorial.
 
We will miss him.
 
Also read the eulogy by our David Brin.
 
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About Lifeboat Foundation
 
The Lifeboat Foundation is a nonprofit nongovernmental organization dedicated to encouraging scientific advancements while helping humanity survive existential risks and possible misuse of increasingly powerful technologies, including genetic engineering, nanotechnology, and robotics/AI, as we move towards the Singularity.
 
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Lifeboat Foundation News office
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