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   Jeremy Shidner
   Research Engineer
NASA Langley Research Center
Hampton, Virginia
United States Of America
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High School: Jackson Hole High School,
Bachelor of Science Aerospace Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ
Master of Science Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Background Information
Jeremy began his work at NASA as a student at the National Institute of Aerospace where he earned his Masters degree doing work that linked the interplanetary trajectory to the entry, descent, and landing trajectory. During his time as a student, he participated in MRO aerobraking operations as a student team lead on the accelerometer experiment that modeled atmospheric structure during each aerobraking pass. In 2006, Jeremy was hired to work in the Atmospheric Flight and Entry Systems Branch where his first project was Mars Science Laboratory. Other projects supported during his time in the branch include Mars Phoenix lander, Crew Exploration Vehicle, and RapidEye. His primary research and work focus is on developing the Program to Optimize Simulated Trajectories II in support of various projects and tasks the branch works on that are related to Mars and Earth atmospheric entry systems.

Contributions to Mars Exploration

Flight dynamics team member. Provided analysis supporting the phases of Entry, Descent, and Landing. [more contributions ...]
Personal Reflections

This is the first mission to use entry guidance that will direct the spacecraft to a couple miles wide target after flying over 300 million miles on its way to Mars. The automation and systems coordination it takes to accomplish this amazing feat is something I have taken great pride in being part of this mission. [more personal reflections ...]