In a recent article, Bena Bova somewhat surprisingly mentions Stephen Valentine’s seemingly lost and possibly dead Timeship longevity and cryo-research project.
Criticized by some for being more of a religious enterprise than a scientific one, the status of the plan was in doubt last time I heard about it. To my knowledge no progress has actually occurred in building the facility. A book documenting the project was published in 2009 but I haven’t personally heard anything new about the project for some time now. However, a job listing from 2012 seems to indicate there might actually be some level of work going on.
Is the Timeship back on track?
“Located in the Stasis Biotechnology Research Park and created by architect Stephen Valentine, the Timeship Building’s six-acre structure will be a center for pioneering life extension research and cryopreservation, as well as the world’s most secure and technologically advanced facility for the storage of cryopreserved biological materials, including organs for transplant, DNA, and people traveling to a future where they can be reanimated to live healthy lives free from aging.”
“Before founding his own firm, Stephen Valentine, the design architect for the timeship, helped design a number of internationally noted, large-scale building projects. As a design architect with Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, he served as a member of the initial design team for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. From 1994 to 1997, he designed key elements for the $480 million expansion of the much heralded Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, whihch was chosen as the location for the ceremony marking the historic handover of Hong Kong to China.
Stephen Valentine has taught at the prestigious Pratt Institute for more than a decade, and has lectured to university groups, professional organizations, and to governmental associations around the world. In seeking to find innovative solutions to the complexities of the third millenium, from satellite ocean communities that harness the energies of the sea to the possible implementation of nanotechnology to building new environments, Valentine draws on the insights of ancient times as well as on 21st-century technologies.”