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The Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award is annually bestowed upon a respected scientist or public figure who has warned of a future fraught with dangers and encouraged measures to prevent them.

Joseph N. Pelton named 2017 Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award Winner

Minden, NV | Posted on February 1st, 2018

The 2017 Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award has been given to Joseph N.
Pelton in recognition of his lifelong dedication to advance the science
of space safety and cosmic hazards prevention for the greater good of
humankind. Furthermore, in addition to his academic writings he has
tirelessly pursued the education of the general public about the threats
to humanity that can come from solar storms, comets and asteroids, and
orbital debris.

Joe pioneered the idea of the creation of LAPSE (The Lagrangian
Protector against Solar Ejection), an electromagnetic shield to be
deployed at L-1 to mitigate the effects of the Earth's diminishing
natural shielding provided by the Earth's magnetosphere. He has, along
with Dr. Jim Green of NASA, advocated this novel concept to shield the
planet Mars so that the Red Planet could develop an atmosphere.

He recently collaborated with Professor Ram Jakhu of McGill University
to co-edit a fundamentally important new book regarding Global Space
Governance that addresses such key regulatory issues as minimization of
orbital space, coping with cosmic hazards and planetary defense, and
environmental protections related to outer space activities. This
trailblazing initiative was well received by many experts from
spacefaring nations and recently helped him to earn the distinguished
Leonardo da Vinci Space Safety Award for Lifetime Achievement, the
highest accolade of the International Association for the Advancement of
Space Safety.

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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.

Learn about the world's first bitcoin endowment fund at
https://lifeboat.com/ex/bitcoin

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