Advisory Board

Dr. David M. Livingston

Dr. David M. Livingston is the founder and host of The Space Show®, the USA’s only talk radio show focusing on increasing space commerce, developing space tourism, and facilitating our move to a space-faring economy and culture. The Space Show® is broadcast multiple times per week on radio and the internet. Past show archives, listening information, and coming events can be found at The Space Show is fully licensed to the newly formed One Giant Leap Foundation (OGLF) which he started to promote his special type of space education. OGLF is a 501(c)(3) public benefit tax exempt foundation.
In addition, David 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.
He has spoken at or had his papers presented at various international space conferences, including Space and Robotics 98, 2000, and 2002, the Mars Society conferences of 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2005, the Lunar Development Conference 2000 and 2001, the IAA 2000, the Cato Institute in March 2001, the National Space Society Conference in May 2002, the World Space Conference in Houston in 2000, Space Access 2005, Space Exploration 2005, AIAA in Long Beach in 2005, ATWG NASA Ames in October 2005, the International Conference of Nanotechnology in San Francisco in November 2005, and more.
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, and observations about space development based on his radio show experience.
David’s Code of Ethics for Off-Earth Commerce has been widely published and revised. He is also a contributing author to the newly published book, Beyond Earth: The Future of Humans In Space edited by Bob Krone. 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. He is part of a new 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 humanity.
When not teaching, occupied, or working with space matters, he 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.
David authored Space Tourism After Dennis Tito, The Prospects for Space Commerce in the Aftermath of 9/11, How Best To Talk With The Public About Mars, Space Tourism, And Space Commerce, Space Tourism and RLVs: You can’t have one without the other!, From Earth to Mars: A Cooperative Plan, Space: The Final Financial Frontier, The Ethical Commercialization of Outer Space, and The Obstacles to Financing New Space Industries.