Jeremy Vander Kam

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Jeremy started working at NASA in 2000 after obtaining Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in aeronautical engineering from the University of California, Davis. Initially working on tilt-rotor aircraft design, followed by advanced multi-discipline engineering design environments. In 2006, he joined the Orion program and is now the deputy manager for Orion Thermal Protection Systems (TPS), looking forward to the Artemis 1 flight in the next year. Jeremy is also leading the Mars Sample Return Earth Entry System TPS team at NASA Ames, which will return Martian soil samples to Earth in the early 2030s.