LIFE presented at SPIE conference
LIFE and related mission ideas were presented at the SPIE conference “Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation” in Austin/Texas, June 10-15, 2018. This was the first time the acronym was officially introduced! LIFE generated a lot of excitement and a number of scientists and engineers expressed a strong interest in such a mission concept.
Unfortunately the ISSI proposal was not selected for funding, but LIFE was strongly encouraged to re-submit in early 2019.