Evans began his career at NASA Goddard while working in Advanced Applications. As a mechanical systems manager, he worked on FUSE (Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer). He also worked on the Hubble Space Telescope as Lead Systems Engineer. He and his family moved to Arizona when he accepted a job with Spectrum Astro, Inc. as chief engineer and deputy program manager for GLAST, Gamma Ray Large Area Space Telescope. While at Spectrum, Evans met several people from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). In 2004, he moved to Pasadena to work on exciting NASA missions and become an integral JPL team member.
Why you should book Jordan P. Evans for your next event
- Audiences are excited to get the inside scoop on developing NASA space projects. Evans’ exciting stories about the tools required to launch astronauts into space prove extraordinary.
- His presentation gives key insights into the process for taking a project from concept to launch, including the tools required for a NASA mission to succeed.
- As a TEDx speaker, Evans is sought for his space expertise. Interviewed by global media, he shares his experiences and raises awareness. Evans also serves as a consultant to the National Academy of Sciences and major media productions.
NASA engineer Jordan Evans develops complex technical schematics and develops projects in support of the agency’s space missions. From projects related to the Hubble Space Telescope to Curiosity Rover, Evans’ work has earned him national recognition for his achievements.
Born in New Jersey but raised in Southern California, Evans developed an interest in aeronautics at an early age. During his collegiate years, he interned at both NASA Goddard and Edwards Air Force Base. After graduation, he accepted a position at NASA Goddard working in advanced applications.
He moved with his family to California to spearhead a large area telescope project for Spectrum. Later, Evans rejoined NASA at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.
He’s contributed to the Mars Science Lab project in various roles. As deputy flight system engineer, he’s played a key role in engineering aspects of the project. Later, he oversaw assembly, testing, and launch for the project. After a launch delay, he left the project only to return later as the deputy flight system manager. After an exciting launch, Evan’s role evolved into an operations role, and he was named the EDO Engineering Development & Operations Manager to oversee operations.
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Evans is a STEM enthusiast and encourages students who are interested in a career with NASA or corporations delving into the space race.