Julian Guthrie

How to Make a Spaceship

Julian Guthrie

Talk: How to Make a Spaceship

An all-star cast of panelists visit Google to talk about SpaceShipOne and the birth of private spaceflight. Panel includes: Julian Guthrie, veteran technology journalist and author Julian Guthrie; Mike Melvill, the world's first commercial astronaut; Matt Stinemetze, engineer and project manager on SpaceShipOne; and Erik Lindbergh, grandson of Charles & Anne Morrow Lindbergh.

Julian Guthrie

Julian Guthrie is a journalist and author based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She spent twenty years at the San Francisco Chronicle, where she won numerous awards, including the Best of the West Award and the Society of Professional Journalists' Public Service Award. Her feature writing and enterprise reporting were nominated multiple times for the Pulitzer Prize.

How to Make a SpaceShip

The story of the bullet-shaped SpaceShipOne, and the other teams in the hunt, is an extraordinary tale of making the impossible possible. It is driven by outsized characters—Burt Rutan, Richard Branson, John Carmack, Paul Allen—and obsessive pursuits. In the end, as Diamandis dreamed, the result wasn’t just a victory for one team; it was the foundation for a new industry and a new age.

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