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NASA Selects Lifeboat Foundation Proposal

NASA has selected the Lifeboat Foundation proposal at as one of the best proposals out of the 402 that were submitted.
August 29, 2013 — NASA has selected the Lifeboat Foundation proposal at as one of the best proposals out of the 402 that were submitted.
NASA has invited the Lifeboat Foundation to send someone to present at an “Ideas Synthesis” workshop they will conduct in Houston and via virtual presence. Lifeboat has selected Kevin Berry to be their representative at this event.
The plan for the Ideas Synthesis in Houston, September 30–October 2, is to publicly recognize the ideas rated highest, enable participants to share their idea(s) during a presentation in the Next Generation Engagement session, provide an opportunity for questions and answers after all the presentations have been completed, and enable focused brainstorming. This session will have five presenters and the session is scheduled from 1:30–4:30 pm on Wednesday, October 2. This session is focused primarily on developing ideas for the Asteroid Grand Challenge and takes place after the overall Ideas Synthesis final plenary session.
A description of NASA’s Asteroid Initiative is at
A video of a presentation announcing NASA’s Asteroid Grand Challenge and a question and answer session is available at
The Lifeboat Committee to Respond to NASA’s Asteroid Redirect RFI consisted of the following Advisory Board Members, who answered their call for volunteers: Kevin Berry, James Blodgett, John Cassel, Seth Cochran, Christine Hansen, Zoltan Istvan, Dean Kekoolani, Ravi Kuril, Perry Monroe, Rod Pyle, John Strickland, Brinkley Warren, and Frank White. Kevin Berry, John Cassel, Seth Cochran, and Dean Kekoolani were on the editorial subcommittee. Authors, who contributed ideas that were used in the response, were Kevin Berry, James Blodgett, Dean Kekoolani, Perry Monroe, and John Strickland. Eric Klien did some final copy editing and approved the submission.

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