Lifeboat News #229


Lifeboat News

This issue published on 08/01/21. Copyright 2021 Lifeboat Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

One Million Dollar Donation By Guardian Award Winner Jeff Bezos

Lifeboat Foundation Dream Project Winner Teachers in Space, the leading provider of affordable flight experiment opportunities for classrooms, was awarded one million dollars by Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award winner Jeff Bezos.
Last month, Blue Origin auctioned off a seat on the first crewed flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle, which is scheduled to lift off from West Texas on July 20. Guardian Award winner Jeff Bezos himself will be on the flight, and the seat sold for an astronomical price — $28 million.
That money went to Blue Origin’s nonprofit organization Club for the Future, which disbursed a large chunk of it, including $1 million for Teachers in Space, led by our Liz Kennick.
Previously, Lifeboat Foundation provided funds to Teachers in Space to fly three new classroom experiments on the Perlan II stratospheric glider in Minden, Nevada. These experiments were a big success.
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Goodnight Moon Base Update

Lifeboat Foundation provided seed funding and publicity for Goodnight Moon Base which is now fully funded. This book embraces children’s love of human space exploration, transporting them onto a moon base for bedtime each night. By immersing them in this captivating world through vivid illustrations and enchanting rhymes, a future with this moon base will be so compelling and attractive that it will have to manifest itself into physical reality.
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Healthy Masters 2021

Healthy Masters 2021 will be held November 6–7, 2021 at the Palacio Estoril Hotel in Portugal. Low cost online tickets are also available.
Our Maria Entraigues Abramson, Yael Benvenisti, Nichola Conlon, José Luis Cordeiro, Aubrey de Grey, Brian Delaney, Valerio Di Nicola, William Faloon, Robin Farmanfarmaian, Steven A. Garan, Giorgio Gaviraghi, Andrés Grases, Rudi Hoffman, Naveen Jain, David Kekich, Emil Kendziorra, Stuart Maudsley, Liz Parrish, Denisa Rensen, Paul A. Spiegel, Rohit Talwar, Natasha Vita-More, and Simon Peter “Pete” Worden will be speaking.
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J. Peter Rosenfeld Memorial

J. Peter Rosenfeld provided a news item for our December 2020 newsletter only two months before he died of old age in February 2021. We applaud him for working to “Safeguard Humanity” until the very end! Peter was with us for 11 years and is now on our esteemed Advisory Memorial Board.
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Rebecca D. Costa joins our blog team with the post “Stimers Issues Warning Regarding China and Russia Advances in Outer Space” at
Peter DeKraker joins our blog team with the post “Unfolding the hippocampus” at
Henrique Jorge joins our blog team with the post “Innovation is a risk!” at
Recent interesting blog posts include:
“47 years later, Stephen Hawking’s most important idea was just proven correct” by Atanas Atanasov at
“500% Lifespan Increase Achieved in Nematode Worms” by Joe Bennett at
“A noninvasive test to detect cancer cells and pinpoint their location” by Omuterema Akhahenda at
“A supercomputer is helping to reduce traffic jams, saving time and money. Here’s how” by Shailesh Prasad at
“Ageing: Looming crisis or booming opportunity?” by Derick Lee at
“Aging isn’t nice — Let’s bring world leaders to the quest of solving it” by Andrés Grases at
“Anti-aging protein in red blood cells helps stave off cognitive decline” by Kevin Huang at
“Blue Origin will start selling seats on its New Shepard spacecraft next week” by Montie Adkins at
“BrainGate: First Human Use of High-Bandwidth Wireless Brain-Computer Interface” by Paul Battista at
“Chinese scientists may have key to delaying ageing” by Kaiser Matin at
“Delaying Aging Would Bring Trillions of Dollars in Economic Gains, Study Finds” by Faith Jones at
“Elon Musk reveals he has Asperger’s syndrome” by Nicholi Avery at;2021
“Ergothioneine: A ‘Longevity Vitamin’ With Potential Benefits For Age-Related Outcomes?” by Mike Lustgarten at
“Evidence emerges of ‘brand new’ particle at CERN” by Steve Nichols at
“Extinct giant bird claw with the flesh still on it resurfaces online” by Heather Blevins at
“Humans could live to 150, according to study” by Future Timeline at
“I’m 11, I have a physics degree and want to make humans immortal” by Derick Lee at
“Insulin Sensitivity Is A Hallmark Of Longevity” by Mike Lustgarten at
“Intermittent Fasting for Longevity: The Science Behind the Hype” by Rachel Burger at
“Is Mycelium Fungus the Plastic of the Future?” by Raphael Ramos at
“It’s official: China has eliminated malaria” by Shane Hinshaw at
“Japan sets new Internet speed record: 319 Tbit/s” by Future Timeline at
“The Japanese Government Is Strongly Encouraging Four-Day Work Weeks” by Shane Hinshaw at
“Kenyan entrepreneur turns plastic waste into bricks, stronger than concrete” by Omuterema Akhahenda at
“The Key to Reversing Aging: Folded Mitochondria?” by Montie Adkins at
“Nanobots could navigate through blood vessels to target cancers and clear blood clots” by Dan Kummer at
“Nanofiber membrane makes seawater drinkable in minutes” by TJ Wass at
“NASA inches closer to printing artificial organs in space” by Dan Lovy at
“NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover snaps scenic selfie at ‘Mont Mercou’ (photo)” by Alberto Lao at
“NASA Saved SpaceX With $1.5 Billion Contract. ‘It’s True,’ Says Elon Musk” by Genevieve Klien at
“Nets turn fog into water” by Shailesh Prasad at
“New agricultural robots kill individual weeds with electricity” by Jamal Simpson at
“New tech cheaply produces lithium and H2, while desalinating seawater” by Steve Jordan at
“Origin of Deep-Space Radio Flash Discovered, and It’s Unlike Anything Astronomers Have Ever Seen” by Paul Velho at
“Physicists solved a longstanding mystery of the aurora borealis” by Atanas Atanasov at
“Quantum Computing just got desktop sized” by Jose Ruben Rodriguez Fuentes at
“Scientist Invents Toilet That Turns Poop Into Green Energy” by Shane Hinshaw at
“Scientists discover how stem cells trigger muscle regeneration” by Hiel Salming Gagarin at
“Scientists Just Made A Quantum Computing Breakthrough!!” by Raphael Ramos at
“Spacecraft in a ‘warp bubble’ could travel faster than light, claims physicist” by Paul Battista at
“World’s first 3D-printed steel bridge debuts in Amsterdam’s Red Light District” by Kelvin Dafiaghor at
“Young Blood Plasma Reduces the Epigenetic Age of Rats” by Joe Bennett at

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