Lifeboat News #127


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 02/01/13. Copyright 2013 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.


Our book will be published in March so to jump-start our book fund we are offering some gifts:
If you donate $25 or more you are eligible for a copy of our paperback book and/or our Kindle edition. If you donate $100 or more you are eligible for a copy of our paperback autographed by the author with the inscription of your choice.
Learn more at

Interstellar Travel Bibliographical Survey

Calling all Star Travel fans!
Enter your favorite science fiction star travel stories into our new collection. Does the story explore star travel or encourage us to begin exploring the stars? Please submit it.
Nominate all your favorite star travel stories. The best will be added to our Star Travel "Hall of Fame" to be presented at the 2013 Campbell Conference.
To enter your favorites, go to where you'll find a few instructions. Click "Bibliography Input Form" and answer all questions for each entry.
To get a Contributor ID write to [email protected] with the subject "Lifeboat Foundation Contributor ID".

Lifeshield Bunkers

Our LifeShield Bunkers program now enables you to participate in a local LifeShield Bunker. Learn more at


Interesting blog posts include:
"ATLAS — Watchmen To The Hour That The Sky Falls In" by Tom Kerwick at
"Keeping Humans Safe in Space: Meet Robot Torsos Justin, Robonaut, SAR-400, & AILA" by Reno J. Tibke at
"Machine Morality: a Survey of Thought and a Hint of Harbinger" by Reno J. Tibke at

Eddie Olmos

Watch "SENS Research Foundation — curing heart disease" presented by our Edward James Olmos at

Overview Effect

Watch the film Overview at which is about the Overview Effect. The Overview Effect, first described by our Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts' perspective of the planet and mankind's place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.


Read "Project for powerful wind power plants with vertical axis of rotation" at (4.5 MB


Growing Membership

Gourmet Baskets is now giving our members 10% discounts. Learn about all membership benefits at
We now accept Diners Club!
Recent donations/pledges we have received since our last newsletter:
Donald Maclean: $1,000, Michael Dickey: $85, Philippe Van Nedervelde: $85, Kenneth P. Weiss: $85, J. Broadbent: $25, Irene J. Dabrowski: $25, Paula D. Gordon: $25, Luke Hutchison: $25, Matthew L. McGuirl: $25, Joseph Pelton: $25, Edythe E. Weeks: $25, James Bracken: $10, Rebecca R. Cooper: $10, Thomas Dolphin: $10, Charles Hawk: $10, Alexander Macrae: $10, Aaron Mayzes: $10, Philip Morehead: $10, Roland Schiefer: $10, Benjamin T. Solomon: $10, and Ryan Witt: $10.
Our Join Us page at now allows you to pay for your membership anywhere from monthly to every ten years.