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 eventually 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

Ben Haldeman is passionate about biodiversity and helping Earth today as well as helping humanity have a billion year impact in the universe. He is passionate about helping life expand outwards. Ben cares about connecting people to life, Earth, and the cosmos.

Ben previously worked on over 300 satellites that went to space to image the Earth. He built dozens of big telescopes to find new planets around other star systems and worked on instruments to go to Mars to look for life. Now it's time to send life out and connect people to the wonders of space. 

The birth of LifeShip

Ben was on a yoga retreat in an ecovillage in the Guatemalan rainforest when the vision for LifeShip came. He went on a long solo hike in the rainforest 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.