Thursday, February 2nd, 2017  3pm – 4:30pm   

This very special panel discussion is open free to the public to inspire and remind young and old, students and parents, business and community members and leaders alike that it’s never too late to reach for your dreams….  


Engage in a panel discussion with New York Times best-selling author Julian Guthrie, acclaimed aviator and grandson of Charles Lindbergh, Erik Lindbergh, and world’s first private commercial space pilot and astronaut Mike Melvill, as they discuss Guthrie’s thrilling new book about the epic race to become the first team in history to make a reusable spaceship capable of safely launching private citizens into space, returning to earth, and landing on its own power.

 In 2004, SpaceShipOne made headlines around the world and won it’s then little known inventors a $10 million prize. It is now on permanent display at the Smithsonian and led Richard Branson to buy the rights to create his own Virgin Galactic Airways to pave the way for the coming $1 billion dollar private space tourism industry.

 A behind-the-scenes look at how to work as a team, consistently think outside the box, overcome impossible odds, never take no for an answer, and ultimately demonstrate the kind of transformative leadership that can allow anyone to reach for and achieve their dreams.

 Audience Q&A after panel discussion with book-signing to follow.


 A limited number of FREE “How To Make A Spaceship” e-books will be presented at conclusion of event.  Special commemorative keepsake flown aboard Spaceship One mission will also be presented to one lucky prize winner in attendance.          

 Additional surprises, special guest appearances to be announced on site.

Online live interactive simulcast webinar to be broadcast to up to two dozen invited major space enthusiast organizations, inclusive of NASA Digital Learning Network, Jet Propulsion Laboratory Education Site, Challenger Center For Space Science Education, Afterschool Universe, American Museum of Natural History, Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute, National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA), WGBH Educational Foundation (PBS), and all interested members of the public.