LifeShip is a San Francisco based mission-driven space and genomics company.
Our mission is to spread life in the Universe, record a genetic backup copy of Earth's biodiversity for the future, and connect people to a hope-filled message about life and the cosmos.
LifeShip was founded by Ben Haldeman who is our CEO. Ben’s career has focused on looking for new life in space and using space to help life on Earth. Most recently, Ben was at Planet, an Earth imaging company, for 5 years, where he designed and launched over 300 satellites. Previously, Ben spent 8 years building a global telescope network to find new planets around other star systems. Ben designed instruments to look for life on Mars while in grad school as Mechanical Engineer studying product design at UC Berkeley. His background is in hardware design, biochemistry, rocket science, space mission design, agile development, and product management.
The LifeShip team is a remote-first team of product designers, brand and content specialist, and entrepreneurs connected to doing good for our Earth. LifeShip has several incredible advisors that bring depth and breadth to building innovative space companies that do good for our Earth.