Mr. Jason Derleth is an aerospace engineer and technology analyst with experience at NASA Headquarters, the Jet Propulsion Lab, and private industry. He is also a writer, musician, and craftsman.
Jason graduated MIT with an SM in aero astro engineering in 2003, and began working at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory a month later. In 2005, he was awarded the NASA Exceptional Public Service Medal for his work in the Exploration Systems Architecture Study. He transferred to the NASA Civil Service in 2008, joined NIAC as Program Manager in 2011, and became Program Executive in 2015.