San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
, Journalist; Author,
, World's First Commercial Astronaut
, Engineer and Project Manager, Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne
, Grandson of Aviators Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh; Supporter of Private Race to Space
, Electrical Engineer and Meteorologist, KPIX-TV CBS San Francisco—Moderator
Virgin founder Richard Branson said of Guthrie’s book, “This tells of a turning point in history, when entrepreneurs were offered the chance to do something only governments had done before. Whether you are 9 years old or 99, this inspiring tale will capture your imagination.”
Come meet the band of renegades who launched the private race to space, and the scrappy engineers and pilots who set out to win the $10 million prize offered to the first team that could build and fly a rocket to the start of space without the government's help. This is the entrepreneurial adventure story of Peter Diamandis, the XPRIZE, SpaceShipOne, and the other teams in the hunt. The winning of the XPRIZE wasn’t just a victory for one team; it was the foundation for a new industry and a new age—SpaceX, Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic. It is about dreamers and doers, and making the impossible possible.
555 Post St., San Francisco
6 p.m. check-in, , 7:30 p.m. book signing
Rendering of SpaceShipOne courtesy of Paiwei Wei
All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable.
When & Where
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