Advisory Board

Christopher Stott, M.S.

Christopher Stott, M.S. is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ManSat LLC. Originator of the ManSat concept, Chris is ManSat’s cofounder. He also is an Advisor for the Singularity University and serves as a Main Board Director of Odyssey Moon Ltd, the International Space University (ISU), the International Institute of Space Commerce, and the Board of the Manna Energy Foundation. In September 2003, he was appointed Honorary Representative of the Isle of Man to the Space Community by the Island’s Chief Minister and Council of Ministers. He continues to serve in this position today.
Chris left his position as Director of International Commercialization & Sales with Lockheed Martin Space Operations’ $3.4 billion Consolidated Space Operations Contract (CSOC) in Houston to found ManSat Limited in July 2000. He came to Lockheed Martin from the Boeing Space & Communications Company in Huntington Beach, California, where he worked International Business Development for the Delta Launch Vehicle program.
Chris has worked extensively in British and American politics as an Office Manager, Staff Aide, and Speech Writer in the British House of Commons and House of Lords, and as an Intern in the US Senate, and as a political Aide on two US Presidential Campaigns.
Prior to his work in space, he was Special Projects Director with Life Education International, a children’s health education and drug prevention program and United Nations Non Governmental Organization.
Educated at Millfield School in Somerset, England, Chris attended the University of Kent, Canterbury where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree, with Honors, in American Studies Politics and Government. While at Canterbury, Chris also earned a Diploma from the University of California, San Diego where he studied International Relations at the University of California and Marine Policy and at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. He also earned his Masters Degree in Space Studies from the International Space University (ISU), having graduated from the first class of ISU’s MSS program in Strasbourg in July 1996.
A Founding Director of the ISU International Institute of Space Commerce, Chris is member of Faculty at ISU, a Member of ISU’s Board of Trustees and Governing Membership, and is a former Co-Chair of the School of Business and Management. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Space Law at the University of Houston Clear Lake in Clear Lake, Texas, a visiting lecturer at the Bates School of Law at the University of Houston, and is also a lecturer in Space Law for the International Space School Foundation of Houston, Texas.
A published Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a member of the International Institute of Space Law, Chris is the coauthor of Britain and Europe’s first work on space privatization and commercialization, “Space For Enterprise; the aerospace industries after government monopoly”, Stott & Watson, Adam Smith Institute, London, 1994.
Chris was a founder member of the British Space Education Council and remains active in supporting space education initiatives.
Watch 2006 IAC: Regulatory Challenges to the Utilization of Space. Listen to him on The Space Show. Read his Singularity University profile and ManSat’s Chris Stott Wins Business Person of the Year Award.