Lifeboat News #110


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 09/01/11. Copyright 2011 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

DARPA/NASA 100 Year Starship Study Public Symposium: Improved Lineup

Our Athena Andreadis, Jason Batt, Elizabeth Bear, Gregory Benford, Kevin M. Berry, James Blodgett, Ian A. Crawford, Eric W. Davis, Kathryn Denning, Mark R. Edwards, Marsal Gifra, Martin Halbert, Joe Haldeman, Roger Handberg, Eva-Jane Lark, Claudio Maccone, Greg Matloff, Mike McCulloch, Philip Metzger, Michael A.G. Michaud, Jeff Nosanov, Moira O'Keeffe, Marko Peljhan, Jack Sarfatti, Robert J. Sawyer, Dirk Schulze-Makuch, Daniel Sheehan, Amalie Sinclair, Milos Stanic, Allen Steele, Emil Vinterhav, Michael Waltemathe, Christian Weidemann, and David Weiss will be speaking at the DARPA/NASA 100 Year Starship Study Public Symposium which will be held from September 30 through October 2 at the Hilton Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
Learn more at
You can read our DARPA/NASA 100 Year Starship RFI at


Steve Nerlich won last month's blog contest with the post "Actually saving the Earth for a change". $250 was donated to 365 Days of Astronomy on his behalf. Learn about 365 Days of Astronomy at
This month, anyone who posts to our blog in the space category will be entered into a drawing where the winner will get a free autographed copy of "Turning Dust to Gold: Building a Future on the Moon and Mars" (thanks to our Haym Benaroya) and an autographed DVD of "Orphans of Apollo" (thanks to our Michael Potter). To get authorization to post to our official blog, write to [email protected] with the subject "Lifeboat Foundation blog".
You can learn about the book at and the DVD at
So far, the following people have entered this drawing:
Yasemin B. with the post "Space Junk! Environmental concerns!" at
John Hunt with the post "Economics and Survival: An In-space 2-for-1 Bargain" at
Steve Nerlich with the post "365 Days of Astronomy Podcast" at


Our Facebook group is becoming busy. Check it out at
Our InfoPreserver program now has the Facebook page And check out its wiki at

100 Plus

In the Wall Street Journal, Nick Schulz reviews our Sonia Arrison's new book, "100 Plus: How The Coming Age Of Longevity Will Change Everything, From Careers and Relationships to Family and Faith".
Read the review at
Read the book at

Growing Membership

Recent donations/pledges we have received since the last newsletter:
Donald Maclean: $2,000, Willard H. Wells: $200, Sergio M.L. Tarrero: $85, Philippe Van Nedervelde: $85, Kenneth P. Weiss: $85, Brandon E. Larson: $50, Michael Breazeale: $25, Rick Hubbard: $25, Matthew L. McGuirl: $25, Anonymous: $10, Ronald Amos: $10, James Bracken: $10, Rebecca R. Cooper: $10, Thomas Dolphin: $10, George Garrett: $10, Charles Hawk: $10, Alexander Macrae: $10, Aaron Mayzes: $10, Glenn A. Miller: $10, Philip Morehead: $10, Phil Nadeau: $10, Frank D. Smith: $10, and Benjamin T. Solomon: $10.
Our Join Us page at now allows you to pay for your membership anywhere from monthly to every ten years.