Following an early 2022 US tour as keyboardist for Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains, JASON ACHILLES divides his time as an internationally touring multi-instrumentalist, music producer, orchestral composer, and “side gig” as an aerospace entrepreneur.
In 2017 Jason leveraged his audio expertise into technical consulting with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory ultimately helping bring to Earth the first sounds of the planet Mars as recorded by the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover. Concurrently he served as Principal Investigator for a 2020 NASA Flight Opportunities grant to successfully flight test his Lunar ExoCam remote rocket viewing camera tech developed with Honeybee Robotics.
When not on the road with his experimental ‘cosmic space-rock’ duo, he can be frequently spotted with friends attempting to capture high-fidelity audio from numerous rocket launches at Vandenberg Space Force Base (and not have the microphones incinerated…)
"His work with NASA...has got that same sort of fascination and wonderment as music does, which opens the creative door for him" - WIRED Magazine
and here is a few more we can add:
Sounds of Mars: https://soundcloud.com/zandefdeksit/sets/edlcam-mic-processed
Delta IV Heavy Launch: https://youtu.be/RJBoyK2_iaE