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 1049 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. David Livingston hosted an Open Lines Space Show program for this election night special program. The first segment featured my personal thoughts, opinions, and analysis regarding space solar power (SSP). If you want to know what I really think about SSP, listen to what I have to say about it. As this was election night, we talked some with the listeners about the election, about how space might fair with the new administration and Congress, and what U.S. space policy might be like in coming years.

Broadcast 1042 (Special Edition)

Guests: The Space Cynics, Shubber Ali, Tom Olson, Dr. John Jurist, and Dr. David Livingston, came together for this conference call round table discussion on the topic of the day, Space Solar Power (SSP). In keeping with the true Space Cynics fashion, this was a hard-hitting program addressing some of the fundamental challenges facing SSP and why the Cynics do not share the joy of seeing a future SSP world as do those promoting it.

Broadcast 1034 (Special Edition)

Guest: Open Lines was the basis for this two hour Sunday Space Show program. Many topics were discussed with callers, those on chat, and through email, including the economic problems and the impact on space, Space Cynics and the recent set of posts regarding Masten Space Systems (http://spacecynic.wordpress.com/2008/09/20/in-space-can-anybody-smell-th...), Space Solar Power (SSP), the NASA Administrator, and more.

Broadcast 1010 (Special Edition)

Guest: Open Lines with DrSpace. Dr. David Livingston (DrSpace) conducted an Open Lines show for this Space Show program. The theme for this show was a look back at the seven years of programming with more than 1,000 shows. In the process of sharing my reflections on trends, changes, and strong and weak points of the space industry, we had lots of callers and online questions. We covered many topics ranging from educational issues, to business planning and due diligence to hard core engineering and scientific analysis of ventures and rhetoric often heard in the industry.

Broadcast 989 (Special Edition)

Guest: Open Lines with Dr. David Livingston. The first segment of this Open Lines program was not space related as I summarized my experiences on my son's movie set in the Santa Barbara, CA area two weeks ago using a tiger in the movie. During this segment, I discussed what it was like working with a wild animal, how the actors and those on the set were trained to behave with the tiger, what the trainers do, how shots are filmed, and what it's like to work, play, and handle a tiger.

Broadcast 959 (Special Edition)

Guests: Col. M. V. (Coyote Smith; Dr. David Livingston: ISDC 2008 Interview # 4 starts off with a quality discussion with Col. M. V. (Coyote) Smith, USAF, regarding the business case potential and the need for developing space solar power. This is a hard-hitting discussion in the hotel coffee shop about what is needed for space solar power to be developed. During this interview, not only do we discuss business case facts, but energy policy, the capability of the private sector to develop a demo project, other nations and their work toward SSP as well as their capability to do the project.

Broadcast 957 (Special Edition)

Guests: Space Cynics Shubber Ali, Tom Olson, and me (DrSpace aka Professor L) met for this interview in the hotel coffee shop for an in-person discussion featuring the Cynics' view of several of the topics discussed at ISDC 2008. This was the first ever in-person Cynics show, but we hope to offer you more and with our fourth Cynic, Old Space Cadet, who could not be with us this year. We were also joined by Reda Anderson, who is now an Honorary Space Cynic. The gloves were taken off and our discussion was hard-hitting on many topics.

Broadcast 940 (Special Edition)

Guest: Open Lines. Our regularly scheduled guest for this program had a last minute emergency, so we converted the show to Open Lines. Our originally scheduled guest, Charles Chafer, will be rescheduled as soon as possible. We led off with an Open Lines listener phone call about chat windows and IM on the show. I described to the listener how to use instant messenger chat to communicate with the show and also stated that we do not provide an organized group chat window.

Broadcast 887 (Special Edition)

Guests: Dr. Charles Lundquist, 1st hour; Dr. David Livingston, 2nd hour. Dr. Charles Lundquist was the guest for the first hour of this Space Show program. He was one of the original team members who launched Explorer 1, America's first satellite in space, on Jan. 31, 1958. Listen to Dr. Lundquist tell the story of Explorer 1, his work with the Von Braun team, the Army Ballistic Missile Center at the Redstone Arsenal and much more. Dr. Lundquist tells us some fascinating stories as we walk back in time with him as he helped make history that evening fifty years ago. Dr.

Broadcast 884 (Special Edition)

The Marshall Spaceflight Center took Charles Schollenberge and I on a tour of some of their facilities and I recorded each part of the tour. Sometimes the audio is challenging because of background equipment noise and the soft voice or proximity of the speaker. However, you should have no real problems hearing what was being explained to us. While Charles and I experienced this in person, I hope you can see using your mind's eye what we saw, or at least have a good visual idea of what was being shown to us. We started out in the X-Ray Calibration Lab which supports Chandra.

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