Nathan J. Strange

Nathan Strange is a Ph.D. student specializing in Astrodynamics and Space Applications and holds a M.S. in Aeronautics & Astronautics from Purdue (2000) as well as two B.S. degrees in Aeronautics & Astronautics and in Physics also from Purdue (1997). He has worked at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) since 2000, where he is currently a systems engineer for mission formulation in the Mission Concepts Section. Prior to his work in mission formulation, he was one of the tour designers for the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn. Nathan has received two NASA Exceptional Achievement Medals (in 2008 and 2011) for his work on gravity-assist tour design and has also received the 2010 JPL Lew Allen Award for Excellence, JPL's highest honor given to scientists and technologist who make significant contributions in the early years of their career.