Travis began his professional career as a wildland firefighter team lead in the Rocky Mountains of Montana. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with 6+ years of experience at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center as an award-winning Liquid Propulsion Design and Test Engineer. He specialized in utilizing metal, polymer and resin additive manufacturing while at NASA and holds NASA patents in that field. After being chosen as a George J. Mitchell Scholar, he earned a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Trinity College Dublin, with a focus on Medical Device Design and earned his Private Pilot license during his time at NASA.
Amanda previously worked as a Certified Operations Controller for the International Space Station (ISS) at NASA's Payload Operations Integration Center. During this time, she oversaw biotechnology-based experiments and payloads operating in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) on the ISS. These included, but were not limited to, cardiovascular and stem cell growth and manipulation in zero-gravity space environments. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on transportation and structures and over 6 years of experience in this field.