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Stephen Mock


4800 Oak Grove Drive

Pasadena, CA 91109

Member of:

347C - Extreme Environment Robotics Systems

Stephen Mock

Robotics Mechanical Engineer


Stephen Mock is a Mechanical Engineer in the Extreme Environment Robotics Group (347C) at JPL. He is currently working on the Mars Sample Return mission, specifically part of the Capture, Containment, and Return System (CCRS) where he will be supporting testbed design and operation. During his time as a co-op, he worked on initial CCRS testbeds design, Mars Sample Return Handling CONOPS, CCRS Robotic Transfer Arm System (RTAS), and RTAS end effector design.

Prior to JPL he worked at SharkNinja and iRobot developing next-gen robotic consumer products.


  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech, 2022
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech, 2021

Professional Experience

  • NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, Robotics Mechanical Engineer, Feb 2023 - Present
  • iRobot, Mechanical Engineering Intern, May 2022 - Aug 2022
  • NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, Mechanical Engineering Co-op, May 2020 - Aug 2021
  • SharkNinja, Mechanical Engineering Intern - Robotics, May 2019 - Aug 2019

Flight Project and Research Task Involvement

Research Tasks
Mars Sample Return ERO CCRS Robotic Transfer Arm System