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Forty-day position as writer-in-residence at Residencia Corazon in La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Creative writing and climate change classes. And climate change presentations to Green Drinks and the National University of La Plata. On location in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, for <i>Air & Space</i> Smithsonian.
COMING SOON: "Recycling and Plastic Pollution" with the film Bag It for Green Drinks Buenos Aires (7/22/14) [more] and "Flying in Ushuaia and Antarctica" in Air & Space Smithsonian magazine.
TOP LEFT: Writer-in-residence at Residencia Corazon in La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. On 4/2/13, only two weeks into my writing residency, the city of La Plata was hit by the most deadly and devastating tormenta (storm) in its history. Read "Constellations" and see "Imagine" photo [here].
TOP CENTER: Creative writing class, climate change class, and climate change presentations to Green Drinks and the National University of La Plata [more].
TOP RIGHT: On location in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, writing for the Smithsonian. View from Cerro le Cloche of Bahia Ushuaia and the Beagle Channel.
RIGHT TOP: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Arcade Fire, Pixies, Nine Inch Nails, Sound Garden, and more rock out at first ever Lollapalooza Argentina, article in June 2014 issue of Relix music magazine.
RIGHT CENTER: Writing and acting in Monica Lopez's Journey, a short film set in La Plata by Taiwanese filmmaker Eileen Song [watch].
RIGHT BOTTOM: Three new articles about Argentina for an educational publishing company about yerba mate (Argentina's national drink), Eco Bici (the bicycle share program of Buenos Aires), and cartoneros (the cardboard people, as shown in photo).
Red Hot Chili Peppers at Lollapalooza Argentina.
Monica Lopez's Journey, a short film, set in La Plata, Argentina, by Taiwanese filmmaker Eileen Song.
Cartoneros, the cardboard people, of La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

LATEST: Otter 501: A webStory, an online multimedia experience about the true life story of the survival of an abandoned sea otter pup, based on the film Otter 501 for Sea Studios Foundation [story, videos, and images]   •  Sylvia Earle, Her Majesty of the Deep Blue Sea [part 1] [part 2]   •  Climate Change's Growing Impact on Glaciers [watch]   •  Al Gore Fights Global Warming's Harder and Faster Punches [story]   •  Fixing the Future and Bill McKibben [story]   •  Yo La Tengo (photo in Relix)   •  Otter 501 [story]   •  Argentine Stencil Graffiti (photos in Porter Gulch Review)   •  NOAA: Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters [two photos]   •  Shakeup NFL Playoffs [story]   •  Doc Ricketts' Lab [story]   •  Kayak Stewardship [story]   •  Yellow Submarine [story]   •  Poem "Stranded" [read]
New Book: Burt Rutan's Race to Space
Burt Rutan's Race to Space: The Magician of Mojave and His Flying Innovations by Dan Linehan
NEW BOOK: Burt Rutan's Race to Space: The Magician of Mojave and His Flying Innovations, with a foreword by astronaut Mike Melvill [dust jacket] [details] [news & reviews]



"With Burt Rutan’s Race to Space, Dan Linehan tells the dramatic story of Burt Rutan’s pioneering aviation work that has included building a racing biplane, the X Prize-winning SpaceShipOne and Voyager, the first airplane to fly around the world.

"Linehan gives Rutan the credit he is due as one of the architects of twenty-first century private space travel. As he did with his earlier book, SpaceShipOne: An Illustrated History, Linehan also shows himself to be an engaging writer who combines scientific know-how with behind-the-scenes reporting that makes Rutan’s Race read like an adventure story."


—Paul G. Allen, co-founder of Microsoft
and co-winner of the Ansari X PRIZE


"I am honored indeed to have been asked to pen this foreword for Dan’s book. This book is an accurate history of Burt Rutan and his brilliant career. When you, the reader, have read these words and enjoyed the more than two hundred photos included in it, you will have a very complete knowledge of Burt’s almost unbelievable technical capabilities and of his fanatical sense of how technology can be used to change and improve aerospace, including some things that weren’t meant to fly at all."

—from the foreword by Mike Melvill, SpaceShipOne
test pilot and first commercial astronaut


"Dan has done a fabulous job of describing the incredible journey of one of the most accomplished aircraft designers of all time, Burt Rutan. If you weren’t impressed by Burt before now, you certainly will be after reading this absolutely fascinating story of the incredible journey of Burt Rutan—from a young model airplane champion to legendary aircraft designer among the ranks of Douglas, Heinemann, Lockheed, and Kelly Johnson.

"I personally read it from one end to the other and loved it. This is a book you will read from cover to cover without being able to put it down. What a fascinating story of the aircraft designer of our time, Burt Rutan. His accomplishments as an aircraft designer and builder revolutionized the way airplanes are made.

"Way to go Dan Linehan for creating a mesmerizing collection of stories!"


—Robert “Hoot” Gibson, Top Gun pilot
and 5-time Space Shuttle astronaut


“In Burt Rutan’s Race to Space, Dan Linehan takes you inside the world of Burt Rutan, providing insights as to why Burt’s been successful attacking some of aviation’s greatest challenges. When it comes to the sky, Burt knows no boundaries. He is always reaching beyond normal expectations. This book will help you understand what makes Burt tick. It answers the ‘why and how’ behind many of his designs and innovations.”

—Tom Poberezny, chairman of EAA
AirVenture and former EAA president


Burt Rutan’s Race to Space gives a wonderfully revealing glimpse into the mind of an aerospace genius. I got to know Burt well as he and his team competed for and ultimately won the $10M Ansari X PRIZE with SpaceShipOne. Burt’s innovative spirit and out-of-the-box thinking helped open the door to space travel for not just him but for all of us.”

—Peter H. Diamandis, MD, X PRIZE Foundation
chairman/CEO and Space Adventures co-founder


“Dan Linehan has produced an amazing narrative clearly explaining the technical evolution of how Burt Rutan founded two small aerospace companies that eventually lead to the capture the 10 million dollar X-prize awarded to the first company to shoot a manned, privately-funded spacecraft into outerspace twice within two weeks. I know. I was the lead structural analyst for Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne and witness to SpaceShipOne's construction, operation, and ultimate success. And now, the next generation SpaceShipTwo is designed to take passengers like you and me there.

"If you long to someday visit space yourself, Burt Rutan’s Race to Space is a must read. It very accurately captures the early evolution of space travel that will someday be as common place as airline travel is today.”


—Dan Kreigh, senior structural engineer
at Scaled Composites and IFO inventor


“Burt will always be remembered as a visionary aircraft designer, his unique configurations a testament to his genius. However, a more subtle but undoubtedly key part of his success is his ability to make his unique visions resonate in those around him. If Burt’s only contribution were ideas he couldn’t communicate, he’d have executed on a couple and vanished into the background. His true genius is his capability to excite others, to make them believe in the unimaginable and to lead them on an unapologetic search for the unique. This book is sure to bring the reader along on that quest by detailing the unique concepts and the amazing stories behind them.”

—Matt Stinemetze, SpaceShipOne project engineer
and SpaceShipTwo program project manager

New Book News and Reviews
"Private-Sector Space Age Turns 7" from Cosmic Log in MSNBC by Alan Boyle [read]
"A 'Must Read' for Fans of Burt Rutan’s Innovative Designs" in Airplanista by Dan Pimentel [read]
"Burt Rutan’s Race to Space — Book Review" from Travel for Aircraft in Seattle Post-Intelligencer by Joseph May [read]
"Burt Rutan’s Race to Space: A Primer for Things to Come" in Universe Today by Jason Rhian [read]
"Over the Transom: Burt Rutan's Race to Space" in The Internet Review of Books [read]
"Burt Rutan's Race to Space Available Now at EAA" in EAA News [read]
"Space Case: Local author Dan Linehan’s new book explores the galaxy of private space travel" in the Monterey County Weekly [read]
"Book chronicles 'Race to Space'" in Monterey County Herald [read]
"P.G. writer takes a closer look at aerospace legend" in Carmel Pine Cone [read]
"Xpress Reviews—First Look at New Books, August 19, 2011" in Library Journal [read]
"Review: Burt Rutan’s Race to Space" in The Space Review [read]
"Book Review: Book captures sense of Rutan's aviation genius" in North County Times [read]
"Book Review: Burt Rutan’s Race to Space – The Magician of Mojave and His Flying Innovations " for the Coalition for Space Exploration by Leonard David [read]

More news coming...

For reviews and news about SpaceShipOne: An Illustrated History [click here]


My Events*
Dan and Harrison Ford during the 2011 EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Dan and Harrison Ford during the 2011 EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
11/26/12 (Mon) 2:15 PM: Global Warming lecture at Cal State Monterey Bay, CA
10/22/12 (Mon) 2 PM: Global Warming lecture at Cal State Monterey Bay, CA
9/19/12 (Wed) 12:20 PM: SpaceShipOne and New Space talk for the Kiwanis Club of Monterey, CA
9/13/12 (Thr) 11:40 AM: Creative writing lecture for Art Careers Acedemy at Monterey High School
9/6/12 (Thr) 2:00 PM: Creative writing lecture for International School of Monterey
8/8/12 (Wed) 2:30 PM: Plastic bag and pollution presentation the Carmel Foundation, Carmel, CA
7/24/12 (Tue) 6-7 PM: Plastic bag and pollution presentation at Eco Carmel, Carmel, CA [more]
6/12/12 (Tue) 6:30 PM: "SpaceShipOne and What's Next" for EAA Chapter 499, Santa Maria, CA
5/30/12: Marine debris presentation for Stevenson School (3rd & 4th grades) at Carmel Beach
5/2/12: Plastic pollution presentation at Learning for Life Charter School (HS)
9/24/11 (Sat) 10 AM - Noon: Climate change awareness walk for 350.org, Monterey, CA [more]
8/23/11 (Tue) 7-8 AM: Commerical space presentation for Rotary Club, Monterey, CA
8/7/11 (Sun) 3-5 PM: Burt Rutan's Race to Space booksigning at The Works, Pacific Grove, CA [more]
7/25/11 - 7/30/11: Booksignings and presentations for Burt Rutan's Race to Space and SpaceShipOne at EAA AirVenture, Oshkosh, WI [schedule]
7/23/11 (Sat) 12-4 PM: Rutan's Race to Space booksigning at Local Authors Live!, a benefit for local libraries, Carmel, CA [more]
7/18/11 (Mon) 5-8 PM: Rutan's Race to Space booksigning at Barnes & Noble, Palmdale, CA [more]
7/16/11 (Sat) 6-9 PM: Rutan's Race to Space booksigning at the San Diego Space Society's Space Travelers Emporium, San Diego, CA [more]
4/19/11: "Paper Bags, Plastic Bags, and the Third Party Candidate" for Sustainable Carmel, Carmel, CA
3/31/11: "Plastic Pollution and Solutions" for American Cetacean Society at Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station, Pacific Grove, CA
3/5/11: "SpaceShipOne and the Ansari X Prize" at the Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos, CA [more]
2/26/11: "Plastic Pollution and Solutions" for Ventana Wildlife Society at Discovery Center in Andrew Molera State Park, Big Sur
2/5/11: "Plastic Pollution and Solutions" at Monterey Bay Aquarium
*Want to schedule events? [contact me] [past events]
Videos
From December 2006 to February 2007, Dan Linehan explored the effects of climate change on glaciers in Subantarctic islands, Antarctica, Patagonia, and Tierra del Fuego.
NEW VIDEO: Exploring climate change's impact on glaciers in Antarctic and surrounds [watch]
Aboard the Antipodes for a yellow submarine expedition in Monterey Bay.
VIDEO: A yellow submarine exploration of Monterey Bay aboard the Antipodes [watch]
Screenplays
The Intergalactic Adventures of Professor Murk, an animated sci-fi/adventure screenplay for a TV series, by Dan Linehan.
VIDEO: The Intergalactic Adventures of Professor Murk, an enviro-themed, animated TV series [watch]
Suborbital, a sci-fi/drama screenplay, by Dan Linehan. Space will never be the same...
VIDEO: Suborbital, a sci-fi/drama screenplay, wins a screenwriting award at the 2011 Houston Int'l Film Festival [watch]
More Videos
A muddy, krill-stained Adelie Penguin chick along the voyage to Antarctica.
VIDEO: Sights and Sounds of Antarctica, Argentina, and the Surrounds [watch]
A premature Harbor Seal pup on the shore of Monterey Bay.
VIDEO: Harbor Seal Pups Face Dangers [watch]
Pink Floyd's The Wall by Roger Waters.
VIDEOS: "Roger Waters Builds and Tears Down Pink Floyd’s The Wall," a concert review [story and videos]
Dan discusses his first book SpaceShipOne, writing, and career on Wave Street Author Series.
VIDEOS: Dan talks about his first book, SpaceShipOne, and writing career on Wave Street Author Series [watch], C-SPAN2 Book TV [watch], and AM Arizona [watch]

SpaceShipOne: An Illustrated History News
SpaceShipOne: An Illustrated History by Dan Linehan with foreword by Sir Arthur C. Clarke
FOREWORD: Sir Arthur C. Clarke writes foreword for SpaceShipOne [more]
VIDEOS: Interviews on Wave Street Authors Show, AM Arizona, and BookTV [watch]
"Magic in the Mojave" a review in Air & Space | Smithsonian [read]
Review of SpaceShipOne by Alan Boyle makes front page of MSNBC.com [read]
SpaceShipOne hits #1 [more]

More News and Stories
The fellowship of Doc Rickett's Lab on Cannery Row for Monterey County Weekly [story]
TeamOCEAN and kayak stewdardship for Sea Kayaker magazine [story]
Uncovering an underwater mystery in a little yellow submarine [story and video]
"Space Case," a last chance to see the Space Shuttle from the ground and other things spacey [read]
"Plastic Planet," a letter from my 7th trip to the Middle East [read]
"Roger Waters Builds and Tears Down Pink Floyd’s The Wall," a concert review [story and videos]
"Not My Bag: Bag It Takes an Unlikely Hero on an Odyssey to Extract Plastic Bags from His Life," a film review [read]
"Abroad View," a letter from my 6th trip to the Middle East [read]
"Trashy Romance: How a Misdirected Love Story Speaks to the Crisis in the Pacific" [read]
Poetry reading and discussion at the International School of Monterey for Poetry Month on 4/28/10
My photo of a seal choked by a fishing net in "Threats to Biodiversity: Entanglement" for Atlas of the Patagonian Sea: Spaces and Species [see photo]
Clint Eastwood's Bird in "Soaring Talent" [read]
"Antarctica, Arctic, Greenland, Argentina, and Global Warming" presented for Imagine College, CSUMB [more]
"Wildlife and the Environment at the Bottom of the World" presented for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary [more]
"Return of the Condor Lets the Feathers Fly: Bullets and Bureaucrats Remain as the Greatest Threats to Recovery Efforts" in Homestead Review
Reading for San Francisco Lit Crawl on 10/17/09 [more]
Reading with Barbara Mossberg for The Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium at the East Village Coffee Lounge, Monterey, on 12/9/08 [more]

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