Amanda Cutright

Chief Technologist
Game Changing Development Program
Space Technology Mission Directorate



Amanda Cutright transitioned into Game Changing Development’s Chief Engineer this past summer. She previously served in the NASA’s Langley Research Center Engineering Directorate as a Systems and Mechanical Engineer. Most recently, she served as the Orion Flight Test Management Office Systems Engineering and Integration Team Deputy on the team that executed the Ascent Abort 2 flight test of the Orion Launch Abort System.

During her almost 20-year stay at NASA, Amanda gained hands-on experience in a variety of NASA’s mission directorates on multiple successful project teams to include: Orion Pad Abort 1 LAS flight test, Radiation Dosimetry Experiment, Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerators, as well as the DEVELOP National Program, along with various branch, directorate, and center level teams to provide technical or policy feedback.

Amanda graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech) and a Masters in Engineering Management and Systems Engineering from Old Dominion University (ODU). She is also a Fellow of the Society of Allied Weight Engineers for mass properties. Amanda’s hobbies and interests include a variety of water sports, dancing, health and wellness subjects, homesteading activities, crafts, and spending time with family and friends.