Edward Stanton


Edward J. Stanton, Jr. has served extensively from Member to Committee Chair in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Ed has provided guidance, leadership, and operational excellence within the arenas of aerospace traffic management; space exploration; commercial space initiatives, amongst others. As initiating founder of the AIAA UAP Integration Committee, he is the Chair – Steering Group providing executive guidance to management.

His role builds upon a variety of prior experiences, notably as the Director of the Constellation Systems Division at NASA, where he lent his skills to the space administration in Washington, DC. At Lockheed Martin, Ed helmed multiple projects as Programs Director in Rockville, MD. Preceding this, Stanton showcased his leadership contributing significantly to various engineering and commercial initiatives as Program Manager to the International Space Station (ISS) integration at McDonnell Douglas Astronautics in Houston, TX and; both the ISS and Space Shuttle programs respectively at Rockwell International Space Division, Downey, CA. He further served as an Airborne Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army.

Stanton received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering; Astronomy minor from the University of Virginia, and an MBA focusing on International Business from the University of Notre Dame.