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 1213 (Special Edition)

Guest: Open Lines with David Livingston. Topics: Augustine Panel, space policy, economics. Tonight was an Open Lines program. We started out discussing the preliminary Augustine Panel report, national space policy, and my recent visit to ATK to find out first hand about the Ares 1 rocket. In addition, I talked about media bias and cited a few examples in the space media. This discussion took up most of the first segment. We started Segment 2 with a call from Marshall regarding an article in an Oklahoma paper about the Japanese astronaut on the ISS not changing clothes while on the station.

Broadcast 1195 (Special Edition)

Guests: First Hour: Dr. Klaus Dannenberg, John Karas, Jeff Hamstra; Second Hour: Open Lines: Topics: propulsion, breakthrough propulsion, NASA, AIAA, Open Lines, Space Show guests, bone loss, microgravity, acceleration, NASA. The first hour of this two hour program was dedicated to discussing the coming AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference which will be in Denver, Colorado at the Colorado Convention Center from August 3-5, 2009. For more information about the conference and registration, please visit www.aiaa.org. During Segment 1, our two guests, Dr.

Broadcast 1194 (Special Edition)

Guest: Open Lines with Dr. David Livingston. Topics: Media interviews and privacy, NASA, Ares 1 and pork, Iran, How to be a guest on The Space Show. This two hour program was an Open Lines program divided into three segments. During the first segment, I covered a few topics and issues that I thought needed airing and discussing. For example, for listeners wanting to contact me or ask a question, please use drspace@thespaceshow.com, do not send me messages through Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.

Broadcast 1175 (Special Edition)

Guest: Open Lines. Topics: North Korea, Iran & SCUD Missiles, private space contractors, Flagships, return to the Moon, Kool Aid. Tonight was an Open Lines discussion covering several topics with listeners both through email and phone calls. I outlined some topics for possible discussion including what constitutes Kool Aid in the space world (based on an experience I had via email with a friend earlier in the day), the Augustine Panel presentations coming up, Direct 3.0, a possible new focus for NASA which included developing low cost space access for civil use, and more.

Broadcast 1163 (Special Edition)

Guest: Open Lines. Topics: Space Show guest audio quality, phone line issues, listener exchanges with guests, California space economy. This was an Open Lines program. The first segment was my monolog about two main issues, guest phone line audio quality and listener behavior with guests. You will hear the comprehensive explanation of phone line audio issues faced by The Space Show with guest phone lines, possible solutions and ideas that while always suggested to me do not work.

Broadcast 1130 (Special Edition)

Guest: OPEN LINES. Topics: NASA bureaucracy, Return to the Moon or Mars, low cost space access, North Korea space program, SPESIF, astrosociology, education. This was our regular Open Lines program and runs slightly longer than two hours. Our program started with a call from listener Marshall about the NASA bureaucracy and what is known as “bureaucratic drift.” This was an interesting discussion which we applied to other government agencies, even national healthcare given comments from other listener. Don't miss it.

Broadcast 1120 (Special Edition)

Guest: OPEN LINES: Topics: China & U.S. debt, capital for NewSpace, VSE, low cost space access, business fundamentals, Phoenix Lights, UFOs. This was a busy Open Lines program as a result of the last minute cancellation by our Nigerian guest who was to talk about the African space program. In opening this Open Lines show, several topics were put on the table including the composition of the lunar surface, China and its concern over financing the U.S. deficit by purchasing government bonds and what this may mean for the U.S. and our interests in space development.

Broadcast 1098 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. David Livingston with Open Lines. Topics: Civil space, NASA, Big Bang, favorite Space Show programs, student programs, affordable space access, Obama space policy. All topics were welcome on this Open Lines Space Show program. We had a mix of callers and email/chat questions on a variety of topics including how to establish civil space, space tourism, affordable space access, Obama's probable space policy, and the challenge of landing large payloads on Mars.

Broadcast 1081 (Special Edition)

Guest: Open Lines with Dr. David Livingston. Nearly all the first hour of the program was devoted to business planning, due diligence, engineering, and number crunching analysis. I went through the business plan outline I use, responded to listener questions and comments and talked about some do's and don'ts regarding business planning, negotiations, and talking with investors as well as others. Later in the show, several listeners asked me about my thoughts on 2008 space milestones, my view of things to come in 2009, and my take on Dr. Griffin as NASA Administrator.

Broadcast 1070 (Special Edition)

Guests: First Hour: Bob Dickman and Dr. Paul Nielsen. Second Hour: Open Lines Bob Dickman, Executive Director of AIAA, and Dr. Paul Nielsen, Director & CEO of SEI, were the guests today for the first hour to discuss the upcoming AIAA 47th Aerospace Sciences Meeting including The New Horizons Forum & Aerospace Exposition in Orlando, Florida from January 5-8, 2009. In talking with Bob Dickman and Dr.

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