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A Lifeboat committee responded to a recent NASA Request for Information
(RFI) regarding NASA's proposed initiative to capture a small asteroid
and park it near the moon.

Lifeboat Foundation Responds to NASA Request for Information

Minden, NV | Posted on July 21st, 2013

A Lifeboat committee responded to a recent NASA Request
for Information (RFI) regarding NASA's proposed initiative to capture a
small asteroid and park it near the moon. NASA's initiative is relevant
to Lifeboat concerns since it will test technology that might redirect a
dangerous asteroid, and test technology for use of asteroid material
might enable a space-based singularity. There is enough material in the
asteroid belt to build O'Neill habitats that could support, by one
estimate, 10,000 trillion people. Lifeboat responded to a portion of
NASA's query that asked about forming partnerships with outside
organizations to help engage the public and enable public participation.
Our response is at
http://lifeboat.com/reports/lifeboat.rfi3.response.pdf

The Lifeboat Committee to Respond to NASA's Asteroid Redirect RFI
consisted of the following Advisory Board Members, who answered our call
for volunteers: Kevin Berry, 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, Perry Monroe, Dean
Kekoolani, and John Strickland. Eric Klien did some final copy editing
and approved the submission.

This is Lifeboat's third response to NASA RFIs. A recent response to an
RFI regarding partnerships is at
http://lifeboat.com/reports/lifeboat.rfi2.response.pdf

About 40 Lifeboat board members participated in the DARPA/NASA
100-Year-Starship initiative in 2011, and Lifeboat responded to an RFI
and an RFP related to that initiative. Lifeboat proposed a portfolio of
ten projects and 45 prizes. These are listed in Appendix A to our RFI
response regarding partnerships at
http://lifeboat.com/reports/lifeboat.rfi2.response.pdf

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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.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Lifeboat Foundation News office
1638 Esmeralda Avenue
Minden, NV 89423, USA
+1 775-853-5212

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