Jordan Evans is a NASA Rocket Scientist, responsible for leading JPL’s engineering and science workforce in the development of advanced robotic systems for the exploration of our universe. For 7 years, in roles as both the Engineering Development and Operations Manager and Deputy Flight System Manager for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) “Curiosity” rover project, Mr. Evans led the MSL team through the challenges of design, assembly, testing, and ultimately through early operations on the surface of Mars. For his work on the Mars Science Lab Curiosity Project, Mr. Evans received the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, one of our nation’s highest civilian honors.
Prior to and since landing, Mr. Evans has shared those challenges with the national and international media and as a keynote speaker at numerous conferences. Additionally, Mr. Evans serves as a science consultant for major motion pictures and television shows. An accomplished jazz musician, Mr. Evans regularly performs with big bands and small jazz ensembles in the Southern California area