About Us

LifeShip's Mission

LifeShip is on a mission to save life across time and space while connecting people to a hope-filled message about life and the cosmos. Our focus is to have an impact on humanity and the Earth—both today and for future descendants and civilizations.

Our big mission is to help life expand outwards and send life to the stars. A lunar biobank is our first step.

The LifeShip Team

LifeShip is a San Francisco-based, mission-driven space and genomics company. We are a remote-first team of space engineers, product designers, and creatives committed to doing good for Earth.

Meet our founder

Ben Haldeman is passionate protecting Earth's biodiversity and helping life expand outwards into the universe. 

Ben previously worked on over 300 space satellites, built dozens of big telescopes to find new exoplanets and worked on instruments to go to Mars to look for life.  

The birth of LifeShip

Ben was in the Guatemalan rainforest when the vision for LifeShip came. He went on a long solo hike and was in awe of the incredible biodiversity of plants, fungi, and animals. Ben was fascinated by the intelligence of our Earth as a system and it became clear to him that life wants to spread outwards. That Earth wants to reproduce and send out life. From there, the seed that would become LifeShip was planted.