University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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James R Hansen

Victor John Penner

Sponsored by Raytheon

James R. Hansen is a professor emeritus of history at Auburn University. A former historian for NASA, Hansen is the author of 12 books on the history of aerospace and a two-time nominee for the Pulitzer Prize in history. His 1995 book "Spaceflight Revolution" was nominated for the Pulitzer by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the only time NASA ever nominated a book for the prize. Author of the New York Times best-selling book, "First Man: The Life of Neil Armstrong," Hansen is also co-producer of the film, starring Ryan Gosling, which is based on his biography.

Scheduled events:
Page to Soundstage, Books to TV & Film
Lisa Genova, Tess Gerritsen, James Hansen and Deborah Harkness have all had books adapted to screens. Today they will discuss the challenges and delights of bringing a novel to life on television or as a movie.

Koffler Room 204 (Seats 304, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Lisa Genova, Tess Gerritsen, James Hansen
Moderator: Kristina Makansi
Apollo's Conquest of the Moon
Neil Armstrong's "One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Mankind" was taken 50 years ago, and today we feature three space historians who remember the day as if it were yesterday. Meet James Hansen, Robert Kurson and Rod Pyle -- and help us celebrate man's first visit to the moon!

Science City - Main Stage (Seats 195)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Signing area: Signing Area - Flandrau BookStore (Science City) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: James Hansen, Robert Kurson, Rod Pyle
Moderator: Jack Roosa

First Man: The Life of Neil Armstrong
History / Biography
Simon & Schuster
May 2018
ISBN 9781501153068
$18.00, INSTORE
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Truth, Lies, and O-Rings: Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster
Science / Medicine / Technology
University Press of Florida
April 2012
ISBN 9780813041933
Paperback, 626 pages
$27.50, INSTOCK
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Originally published in hardcover in 2009.

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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