Mr. Edmund Burke
President/CEO of Space Information Labs, Inc.; Founder of the Endeavour Center and Endeavour Institute at Vandenberg AFB; Air Force Program Manager (1987-2004).
Mr. Edmund Burke grew up in Manassas, Virginia and received his bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1987. Mr. Burke served as an Air Force Program Manager with the Space & Missile Center (1987 to 2004), Vandenberg AFB. Mr. Burke is the President of Space Information Laboratories, LLC, a small business in Santa Maria, CA dedicated to Research and Development. He holds patents on Vehicle Based Independent Tracking System (VBITS) used on ULA Delta and Atlas Rockets as a GPS metric track unit and Li-Polymer Intelli-Pack Battery technologies.
He is the Endeavour organization, Board Chairman and Founder, a 501(C)(3) public benefit non-profit organization dedicated to STEM and Space Education. Mr. Burke has received numerous professional association and STEM education awards to include the Air Force Association, Exceptional Service medal, 2001, 2002 and 2003, a California Governor letter of commendation in 2001 and five California state resolutions for Endeavour K-12 STEM education formal and informal outreach work (1995 to 2010), Vandenberg AFB Volunteer of Year 1999, American Public Works Association, Southern California, 1995 Engineer of the Year, Air Force Association, Robert H. Goddard Chapter, 1993 Engineer of the Year, Vandenberg AFB. Mr. Burke is married with three children, Nathan, Deanna and David, and enjoys golfing, camping and fishing as hobbies.