The Rocket Ship Foundation has issued the following press release (without embargo: universal distribution through all media).
‘It is with humbleness that we wish to announce the Noble Committee has seen fit to award this year’s prestigious Prize to Amazing Rocket Ship, for the second year in succession. The Prize Committee (based at the University of Lewisham, and not to be confused with a similar sounding Swedish organisation) say the award recognises Amazing Rocket Ship’s tireless pursuit in Making Space for Everyone. The Committee state that “in the current uncertain global geo-political environment such a mission is without precedent in uniting the nations of the world to a common purpose”.’ Here is the certificate:
The Committee also noted the happiness Amazing Rocket Ship has brought to millions, regardless of race, creed or wealth. The Committee made special mention of ground-breaking research underway at the University’s department of Para and Neuro Psychology and the Philosophy of the Mind. Preliminary findings released earlier this year by Dr Jan Goldfingers and her team [follow this link for that report] demonstrate that just by looking at Amazing Rocket Ship neurons in the brain light up with a surge of delight and feckless abandon.
See here for the 2015 Prize announcement.
Note: This announcement comes on the same day the UN announced the next secretary-general. Rocket Ship Foundation is disappointed Amazing Rocket Ship’s application [see here] was unsuccessful. However, the Foundation is even more upset that despite numerous petitions the UN did not appoint a female candidate. What were they thinking?