Carley completed an Advanced Diploma of Business Administration at Chisholm Institute in 2001. In 2005, she graduated with a double degree from Monash University – Bachelor of Communications/Bachelor of Business/Commerce.
She then held a series of economic development and tourism roles with a number of city councils in Melbourne.
From 2015 to 2018, Carley was the CEO of Developing East Arnhem Limited in the Northern Territory. Here she worked with the local community and NASA to investigate opportunities in the space industry.
Megan completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in Geology at the University of Western Australia in 1981.
She then spent 15 years at Western Mining Corporation in a number of roles. During that time, she also completed her PhD at Queen’s University in Canada and raised her daughter, Erin, and son, Elliot, with her husband, Trent.
Megan’s next move was to another country and a different industry. She spent the next few years in Boston working in venture capital before returning to Australia to work with the Rothschild bank.
Eloise completed a Bachelor of Science (Nanoscience)/Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics/Space Engineering) at the University of Sydney in 2010.
In 2011, Eloise took part in the inaugural Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program run by the International Space University and University of South Australia. She then went on to complete the Graduate Certificate in Space Studies at the University of South Australia.
Bex grew up in Wellington, New Zealand. She first visited Australia as a NZ delegate for the National Youth Science Forum in 2003.
The following year, Bex moved to Sydney to enrol in the Bachelor of Engineering in Naval Architecture with Honours at the University of New South Wales.
Bex graduated in 2008. The global financial crisis meant there was not a lot of demand for graduate yacht designers. Instead, she moved to Tasmania to do a PhD, but ended up bushwalking and sailing instead.