Dr. David Livingston

Dr. David Livingston is the founder and host of The Space Show®, broadcast multiple times per week on radio and the internet.

In addition, Dr. Livingston is an adjunct professor at the University of North Dakota Graduate School of Space Studies, both on campus and in their distant learning program, specializing in space commerce economics, ethics, and management classes. He has also served as an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Business at Golden Gate University teaching Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management and he has guest lectured at other university programs including Stanford University and Sonoma State University. He earned his BA from the University of Arizona, his MBA in International Business Management from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, and his Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) also at Golden Gate University. His doctoral dissertation was titled Outer Space Commerce: Its History and Prospects.

Livingston has spoken at or had his papers presented at more than a dozen national and international space conferences, both reviewed and not reviewed. His lecture topics include venture capital for space investments, RLVs and space tourism, effective business, strategic and assumption planning, along with developing the solutions to the barriers to space enterprise, talking to the public about space, tracing the dollars spent on space through the economy, business ethics and corporate responsibility for off-Earth business ventures and New Space Industries. In addition, Livingston frequently talks and shares observations about space development and interest in space based on his radio show experience with the general public. Dr. Livingston has written a Code of Ethics for Off-Earth Commerce which has been widely published and revised. He has appeared as a guest several times on the on the popular, national Coast to Coast radio program discussing space commerce and tourism. He also appears on Red FM in Cork, Ireland discussing space tourism and providing space news updates when called upon, as well as a on other national talk shows, both on the radio and the internet. Dr. Livingston is a contributing author to the newly published book, Beyond Earth: The Future of Humans In Space. His chapter, “Making Space A Popular Goal,” documents how to move forward to a space-faring culture based on nearly five years of hosting The Space Show. In addition, Livingston is part of an action group with Barbara Marx Hubbard, Howard Bloom and others to raise the consciousness of people regarding the value and importance of space settlement and development for the betterment of humanity.

Dr. Livingston has in progress a chapter in a new space ethics book stemming from the “Space Science, Environmental Ethics, and Policy Conference which was held at NASA Ames in April 2007 and funded by the National Science Foundation. Dr. Livingston’s chapter addresses lunar economic development, lunar access, and marketing these efforts for capital acquisition.

When not teaching, occupied, or working with space matters, Livingston is a business consultant, financial advisor, and strategic planner. For more than twenty-five years, he has worked in oil and gas exploration, real estate development sales, the finance and security industry as well as in marketing and direct advertising sales. He is an avid reader, photographer, licensed California real estate broker, a NAUI SCUBA instruction, and a licensed private single engine land and sea pilot.

Broadcast 2953 Open Lines

Special note and program dedication:  Former Space Show guest and friend Dr. Jordin Kare recently passed away.  I spent several minutes talking about Jordin and his work plus his previous Space Show programs.  He was also a regular at the famous Space Access Conference.  We will miss Jordin.  He left us and his family far too soon in life.  When you have time, please listen to Jordin's Space Show programs.  We even played his music on at least one of those programs.  Goodbye Jordin.  The Space Show and I will forever miss you.

Broadcast 2951 Hotel Mars with LTC Lindley Johnson, Guest

Guests: John Batchelor, Lindley Johnson, Dr. David Livingston.  Topics:  NASA Planetary Defense, NEOs and asteroids, detection, mitigation strategies.  You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright.

Broadcast 2946 Hotel Mars with Anatoly Zak

Guests: John Batchelor, Anatoly Zak, Dr. David Livingston.  Topics:  Russian space news updates, Cis-lunar station updates, Vostochny updates  You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright.

Broadcast 2941 Hotel Mars with Dr. David Grinspoon

Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. David Grinspoon, Dr. David Livingston.  Topics:  Planetary defense, Enceladus methanol, Planet 9.  You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright.

Broadcast 2936 Open Lines

Guests:  Dr. David Livingston;  Topics:  We discussed many topics on this Open Lines show including NASA announcing ET life, exoplanets, SpaceX launches, Falcon 9 costs, Vandenberg AFB, differential GPS and much more.  Please direct all comments and questions regarding specific Space Show programs & guest(s) to the Space Show blog which is part of archived program on our website, www.thespaceshow.com.   Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program.

Broadcast 2933 Hotel Mars Dr. Linda Spilker

Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Linda Spilker, Dr. David Livingston.  Topics:  The final days of the Cassini mission, the Cassini Grand Finale Tour.  You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright.

Broadcast 2926 Open Lines, Special start time: 11:30 AM PDT

Guest:  Open Lines with Dr. David Livingston; Topics:  We covered many topics in this show from space related films to SpaceX issues, the solar eclipse & much more.  Please direct all comments and questions regarding specific Space Show programs & guest(s) to the Space Show blog which is part of archived program on our website, www.thespaceshow.com.   Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program.

Broadcast 2918 Open Lines

Guest:  Open Lines with Dr. David Livingston;  Topics:  Multiple space & science topics, policy issues, and peer review problems.  Please direct all comments and questions regarding specific Space Show programs & guest(s) to the Space Show blog which is part of archived program on our website, www.thespaceshow.com.   Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program.

Broadcast 2911 Hotel Mars Dr. Kate Su, guest

Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Kate Su,  Dr. David Livingston.  Topics:  The Epsilon Eridani solar system.  You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright.

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