Julian Guthrie



How To Make A Spaceship


Julian Guthrie is an award-winning journalist who spent twenty years at the San Francisco Chronicle and has been published by The Wall Street JournalTimeThe Huffington Post, and others. She is the author of the New York Times best-seller, How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight, with a foreword by Richard Branson and an afterword by Stephen Hawking. The book tells the story of Peter Diamandis and his dream of creating a private path to space, the launch of the XPRIZE through one of the biggest crowdsourcing campaigns ever, and the teams that joined in the hunt to try to make history and launch an industry.
The WSJ wrote of the book, “If you admire those who aim really high, How to Make a Spaceship belongs on your bookshelf. It offers a rousing anthem to the urge to explore.”How to Make A Spaceship has been optioned for television, and will be produced by Danny Strong and Fox.
Julian’s last book was The Billionaire and The Mechanic, about Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison’s pursuit of the America’s Cup. Her next book is called Alpha Girls, and will tell the story of a group of pioneering women of Silicon Valley. It has been optioned for film.


October 26, 2018

PANEL: The Final Frontier Will Be Crowdsourced

16:15  -  17:00