Linda Chamberlain (the founders of Alcor) were asked to come up with a name for a rescue team for the nowdefunct Cryonics Society of California (CSC). In view of our logical destiny (the stars), they searched through star catalogs and books on astronomy, hoping to find a star that could serve as a cryonics acronym. Alcor, 80 Ursae Majoris, was just what they had been looking for. It not only had some acronymic “fit ” for cryonics but was also symbolic for its historical use as a test for eyesight and was located in a very well known constellation
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