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Pulham to Discuss PIONEERING Report on The Space Show

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Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham will be featured on the radio program The Space Show®, hosted by Dr. David Livingston, where he will discuss the Space Foundation’s recently released report, PIONEERING: Sustaining U.S. Leadership in Space.

The broadcast can be heard live Friday, Jan. 11, from 10:30 a.m. to noon MST, at To ask a question during the broadcast, call 1-866-687-7223 or email [email protected]. Shortly after the live broadcast, the program will be archived at and

About the PIONEERING Report
The U.S. space program was created to meet a specific geopolitical challenge more than 50 years ago, during the height of the Cold War. NASA has accomplished many great feats since that time, in spite of being subjected to constantly shifting priorities and mixed signals from Congress and the administration. In the absence of a clear national consensus on the role and function of a space program, a mixture of historical circumstance and political factors have caused NASA’s organizational culture to adopt some behaviors that have held the agency back. To better understand NASA’s situation, the Space Foundation undertook a study to explore NASA’s current state and options for the future.

Based on in-depth historical research and interviews with nearly 100 space leaders, PIONEERING: Sustaining U.S. Leadership in Space addresses issues within the agency and makes recommendations on its governance and funding. For more information, click here.

About The Space Show and Dr. David Livingston
Dr. David Livingston is the founder and host of The Space Show®, a radio talk show focusing on increasing space commerce, developing space tourism and facilitating the 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), a 501(C)3 public benefit tax exempt foundation Livingston started to promote space education. In addition, Livingston is an adjunct professor at the University of North Dakota Graduate School of Space Studies, both on campus and in its 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 in San Francisco, teaching entrepreneurship and small business management. He has guest lectured at other university programs including Stanford University and Sonoma State University. He earned a BA from the University of Arizona and an MBA in international business management and a doctorate in business administration (DBA) from Golden Gate University. Livingston is a contributing author to the newly published book, Beyond Earth: The Future of Humans In Space.

About Elliot Pulham
Named chief executive officer of the Space Foundation in 2001, Elliot Pulham leads a premier team of space and education professionals providing services to educators and students, government officials, news media and the space industry around the world. He is widely quoted by national, international and trade media in their coverage of space activities and space-related issues. Before joining the Space Foundation, he was senior manager of public relations, employee communication and advertising for all space programs of Boeing, serving as spokesperson at the Kennedy Space Center for the Magellan, Galileo and Ulysses interplanetary missions, among others. He is a recipient of the coveted Silver Anvil Award from the Public Relations Society of America – the profession’s highest honor. In 2003, the Rotary National Awards for Space Achievement Foundation presented him with the coveted Space Communicator Award, an honor he shares with the late legendary CBS News Anchor Walter Cronkite and former CNN News Anchor Miles O’Brien. Pulham is chairman of the Hawaii Aerospace Advisory Committee, a former Air Force Civic Leader and advisor to the Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Air Force and a recipient of the U.S. Air Force Distinguished Public Service Medal. He serves on the editorial board of New Space Journal.