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  • How to Make a Spaceship! (without NASA)

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    Julian Guthrie, Journalist; Author, How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight

    Mike Melvill, World's First Commercial Astronaut

    Matt Stinemetze, Engineer and Project Manager, Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne

    Erik Lindbergh, Grandson of Aviators Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh; Supporter of Private Race to Space

    Brian Hackney, 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. Show less
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    • How to Make a Spaceship! (without NASA) - Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes.

      • 1 day ago
      Julian Guthrie, Journalist; Author, How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight

      Mike Melvill, World's First Commercial Astronaut

      Matt Stinemet...
    • Election Education: An Evening with Rep. Eric Swalwell - Duration: 1 hour, 9 minutes.

      • 2 days ago
      Eric Swalwell, U.S. Representative (D, CA-15)

      Nellie Bowles, Silicon Valley Correspondent, HBO'S "Vice News Tonight"—Moderator

      Congressman Eric Swalwell has quickly made a name for himself as the...
    • Marcus Samuelsson in Conversation with Chris Cosentino - Duration: 1 hour, 14 minutes.

      • 3 days ago
      Marcus Samuelsson, Chef; Author, The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem; Twitter: @MarcusCooks

      In conversation with Chef Chris Cosentino

      This program is part of our Food...
    • Bill McKibben on the 2016 Election - Duration: 90 seconds.

      • 6 days ago
      "This general election all issues of substance have disappeared. The only thing we are left with is how can we prevent a creepy pervert from becoming President of the United States," Bill McKibben ...
    • Terry Tamminen Talks about Leonardo DiCaprio's New Documentary - Duration: 2 minutes, 3 seconds.

      • 6 days ago
      Terry Tamminen, the the CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, joins Climate One at The Commonwealth Club and talks about Leonardo DiCaprio's new documentary, 'Before the Flood'.
    • Week to Week Political Roundtable and Social Hour (10/17/16) - Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes.

      • 6 days ago
      Joe Garofoli, Senior Political Writer, San Francisco Chronicle

      Carla Marinucci, Senior Writer, Politico California Playbook

      Scott Shafer, Senior Editor, California Politics and Government, KQED

    • Bread, Wine & Chocolate in a Warming World Lightning Round - Duration: 3 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      Joining Climate One:

      Jonathan Foley, Executive Director, California Academy of Sciences
      Simran Sethi, Author, Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love
      Helene York, Global Director, ...
    • Helene York on How to Create Change - Duration: 45 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      Helene York, Global Director, Responsible Business, Compass Group at Google explains why change doesn't always happen where you expect it to.
    • The Food Miles Myth - Duration: 70 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      Jonathan Foley the Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences explains why it might be better to buy your food at Walmart over a farmers market.
    • Nancy Cohen: Is the U.S. Ready to Elect a Woman President? - Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      Nancy L. Cohen, Historian; Author, Breakthrough: The Making of America’s First Woman President

      In conversation with Dan Ashley, ABC 7 News Anchor; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors

    • An Evening with Luvvie Ajayi - Duration: 1 hour, 13 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      Luvvie Ajayi, Author, New York Times Best-seller I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual; Blogger, AwesomelyLuvvie and AwesomelyTechie; Executive Director, The Red Pump Project

      Richelle Parham, Busi...
    • Disappointed in the Paris Climate Agreement Subnationals Step Up - Duration: 2 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      In the wake of the Paris Climate agreement, many scientists say that even more needs to be done to combat climate change. In the United States, several cities and states are setting their own effor...
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