University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Space Studies will feature “The Space Show” host and UND teacher David Livingston Oct. 25

UND's David Livingston will present "The Sound Of The Space Policy Debate: Space Show Guests Speak Out" at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, in 111 Ryan Hall.

During this presentation, the third of the Space Studies fall 2010 Colloquium Series, Livingston, host of The Space Show, will play comments and statements made by several guests during Space Show interviews addressing human space flight policy issues. Hear what the "experts" say is needed for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), commercial space, and NewSpace, to be all that they can be and then some.

The fall 2010 Colloquium Series focuses on the general theme "Space Policy" and features several leading experts in the field.

Livingston is an adjunct professor of Space Studies, specializing in space commerce, space 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. Livingston has guest lectured at other university programs, including Stanford University, Sonoma State University, and the University of Southern California. He earned his bachelor's from the University of Arizona, and his master's in International Business Management and doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from Golden Gate University.

The Space Show, founded by Livingston, is the only talk radio show focusing on increasing space commerce, developing space tourism, and facilitating our move to a space-faring economy and culture.

From the Augustine Commission Report in the fall of 2009 through the recent signing into law of the NASA Authorization Act of 2010, The Space Show radio program has aired more than 100 hours of space policy discussion and debate representing all sides and stakeholders involved in U.S. civil space policy. The Space Show guests have come from academia, the aerospace industry, NASA, space advocacy groups, NewSpace, and many other disciplines.

Some speak with great passion, some lack civility, some engage in extreme rhetoric, and some are calm and articulate, but the one thing they all have in common is that they all seem to know the absolute best space policy for our nation. They each have the answer.

Those unable to attend in Livingston’s presentation may view the live webcast by using one of the links at

-- Juan Miguel Pedraza, University Relations, 777-6571,

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