Comments Off on 2015/12/23 – Dr. David Livingston – SpaceX Rocket Landing


1. Here’s Why the SpaceX Rocket Landing Is Such a Big Deal [News]

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Commercial Space websites of interest

  1. Nanoracks. This is the commercial company doing well that arranges all the commercial and there are lots of them experiments going to the ISS. They contract with NASA and handle all the integration and everything.
  2. Planet Labs. This is a San Francisco startup doing cubesats for earth imaging off the ISS.  They launch small satellites from the ISS with NASAs help.
  3. SpaceX
  4. Blue Origin
  5. Made in Space has the only 3D printer in space on the ISS. Also known as additive manufacturing.
  6. SpaceVR.  This is a new generation virtual reality company using space as their market.
  7. XCOR, suborbital spaceflight and tourism, science missions.
  8. Virgin Galactic;  suborbital spaceflight, sounding rockets, space tourism, science missions.
  9. Interorbital systems, rocket company in Mojave.
  10. Orbital ATK: they have the COTS rocket resupply to the ISS, Antares.
  11. Swiss Space, They want to do a space debris launcher program and also space tourism.
  12. Project Possum, scientific entrepreneurial group to study upper atmosphere with special sounding rockets.
  13. Skybox Imaging in San Francisco.  Google bought them out for $500 million for their own network of commercial satellites.
  14. SmallSat conference in Logan, UT, the home of the smaller commercial satellite industry and cubesat industry. This is THE place for commercial satellite and related businesses.
  15. Planetary Resources
  16. Deep Space Industries

David-LivingstonWebsite: The Space Show

Dr. David Livingston is the founder and host of  “The Space Show”.  In the ten and a half years and close to 1700 interviews, it’s the nation’s only talk radio program exclusively focusing on space commerce, space tourism, and facilitating our becoming a space-fairing economy and society.  Dr. Livingston is also the Executive Director of the Giant Leap Foundation, Inc., the 501(C)3 that controls The Space Show promote space education.

David is also an Adjunct Professor of Space Studies in the Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota.  He has a BA in Political Science, an MBA specializing in International Business Management, and a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA).  His dissertation was titled “Outer Space Commerce: Its History and Prospects”.

Livingston is a frequent speaker at space conferences, he has published more than 50 papers including chapters in books. Most recently he authored the Space Tourism chapter in the “Space Encyclopedia” and co-authored three business and financial chapters in the new SMAD Textbook, “Space Mission Engineering: The New SMAD”.  David has lectured at several universities and has  been a guest on many national radio programs, including a weekly segment on the John Batchelor nationally syndicated radio program.  When not teaching, broadcasting, writing, or just playing, Livingston is a business consultant working with clients on business and strategic planning.

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