It’s a dream come true for me–the chance to talk and sign books at the permanent home of SpaceShipOne. I’ll be at the National Air & Space Museum‘s gift shop on the National Mall on the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, July 20, from 3 to 5 p.m.

This is a pre-release event in tandem with the NewSpace 2007 conference, where the book will go on sale for the first time.

Next day, I’m to moderate a panel discussion with some of the rocketeers featured in my book at the conference. The details for that are still being worked out, so stay tuned.

Finally, on July 20, I’ll read from the book and sign at the Air & Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles Airport. That museum features a Burt Rutan-designed VariEze, the airplane that launched Rutan’s career. The VariEze led directly to Rutan’s design for SpaceShipOne, and that’s one of the things I’ll talk about.

You can keep tabs on these and my other upcoming appearances at my website: