Robby Gaines is an engineering graduate from Texas A&M. He has worked as a construction engineer for over twenty years on several large projects. He was a "Pad Rat" at the Cape Canaveral Air Force launch pad 41. Where he prepared the pad for the launching of spy satellites and the Mars Rover.
He is on the National Board of Directors of the National Space Society, a member of the Planetary Society and a founding member of the Challenger Learning Center. He was the landing event chairman for the Mars Polar Lander at Rice University.
He wasa pilot and owned and flew World War II airplane. Robby is also an Eagle Scout. He is the President Elect for the Houston Youth Scholarship, Inc. and he is a Past President of the Memorial Exchange Club, and the President Elect for the Texas Gulf Coast Exchange Clubs, a youth community service group.
He is married to his wife Edellweiss from Venezuela.