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Posted by on Aug 13, 2012 in Science |

Bobak Ferdowsi, the coolest engineer at NASA

Bobak Ferdowsi, the coolest engineer at NASA

shot to fame last week during the official transmission of Curiosity landing on Mars. While showing pictures of the team’s engineers, came a guy with a Mohawk and stars shaved on one side of his head. Who was that guy so cool?

To have a couple of hundred followers, Ferdowsi went on to have more than 49,000 in its Twitter account and some 1,000 proposals of marriage , as her image became a meme that was spreading rapidly through the web. A tumblr accumulated lots of images of Ferdowsi photoshopeado and lots of fun phrases.

Even the U.S. President, Barack Obama referred to the in his call to congratulate the team of Curiosity. “I know there is a special type with a mohawk working on the mission. In the past I thought about having a mohawk myself, but my team constantly discouraged me, “Bush said. “You guys have become more than they were,” he said.

Bobak Ferdowsi, the coolest engineer at NASA image 2

Ferdowsi has since given several interviews, surprised by becoming an engineer who works at NASA, Internet celebrity. “I think the most important is the fact that people can realize, ‘If a guy that looks like this may work at NASA, then I can too ‘. That’s great, “he said in a conversation with the magazine Wired .

Links:
NASA NEEDS MORE Mohawks (Tumblr)
calls to Congratulate President Obama Curiosity Team (NASA)
NASA Bobak Ferdowsi Mohawk guy on Sci-Fi, Legos and becoming a Meme (Wired)

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