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Dr. David Livingston is host of The Space Show which is approaching its ninth year with almost 1500 interviews. In addition to hosting The Space Show, he is an adjunct faculty member in the Space Studies Department at the University of North Dakota teaching graduate classes in space commerce, ethics, and management. David is also an entrepreneur having started and managed many businesses. He has also raised capital for business start-ups, fired and hired people, met payrolls, made money, lost money, and consulted for others doing due diligence on real estate and other investment opportunities. He has a Doctorate in Business Administration and his thesis was titled Outer-Space Commerce: Its History and Prospects and it focused on space tourism. He also has an MBA in international business management with special interests in finance and economics. David has a California real estate brokers license and has worked with property management and development projects.

Dr. John Jurist was simultaneously a physicist and a medical researcher before becoming involved in business. He has degrees in biophysics and nuclear medicine earned while he was at the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Jurist has held faculty positions at the University of Wisconsin (Madison) in the Division of Orthopedic Surgery and in the Space Science and Engineering Center. In the former, he studied human factors in space flight during Apollo and what was then called Apollo Applications. In the latter during the early 1970s, he was team leader of the group that transmitted the first medical imaging over communications satellite links in the precursor of what is now called telemedicine. In the business arena, he created, grew, and ran a very successful biomedical engineering consulting firm, took over a surgical care facility with instructions from the board to prepare it for bankruptcy, and within a year, converted it into a successful operation. He also founded a nonprofit medical research institution and ran it for four years — it now has an eight figure annual research budget. Dr. Jurist is experienced in running a business and evaluating a business plan. Now semi-retired, he is applying his experience to the developing new space industry. He has invested in several alt.space startups, supported research in others by corporate grants, and funded research projects at Montana State University and at Santa Clara University. Dr. Jurist is currently a Life Member of the Aerospace Medical Association, a Life Member of the International Association of Military Flight Surgeon Pilots, and a Fellow of the Gerontological Society among other professional organizations. He is presently an Adjunct Professor of Space Studies at the Odegard School Aerospace Sciences, University of North Dakota and Adjunct Professor of Biophysics, Rocky Mountain College.

Dr. Jim Logan has held numerous positions at NASA’s Johnson Space Center since 1981 including Chief, Flight Medicine; Chief, Medical Operations, Chief, Medical Informatics & Health Care Systems and Group Manager, Human Test Support. Board certified in Aerospace Medicine, he served as Mission Control Surgeon, Deputy Crew Surgeon or Crew Surgeon for twenty-five space shuttle missions and was the only medical representative to serve on the NASA Headquarters-chartered Space Station Operations Task Force. As Project Manager for the Space Station Medical Facility he helped design the first telemedicine-based inflight medical care delivery system for long duration missions. Dr. Logan is a past Provost of International Space University, consultant for The RAND Corporation and a founding board member of the American Telemedicine Association. Recipient of NASA’s Distinguished Speaker Award, his speaking activities have taken him to Australia, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, Iceland, Russia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Guam, South Korea, New Zealand and the Peoples Republic of China.

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