Promoted

America Lands Mars Curiosity, Meets Bobak Ferdowsi

Mohawk + NASA + Twitter = Swoon.

Pool / Getty Images

Activity lead Bobak Ferdowsi, works inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory on August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California, and was the hero of Twitter during the Mars Curiosity landing.

Bobak Ferdowsi works for NASA and is a flight director on the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity mission. Few people — fewer than 200 on Twitter — knew him before Sunday night. He cuts his hair differently for each mission, though, and tonight he became known. With a mohawk featuring maroon highlights and shaved stars on the side, Ferdowsi came only second in attention paid to the Mars Curiosity rover landing itself. He went from 200 followers to more than 8,000 10,000 during and after NASA’s livestream of the landing, which was shown live on several cable news networks as well.

And, he tweets sweet tweets:


So incredible to be a part of this team and all that we’ve accomplished. Impossible not to be an emotional wreck. #msl #jpl #nasa #curiosity— Bobak F.

Here’s more Bobak …

6. Tweeted-Photo Bobak

7. Smiling Bobak

8. Nervous Bobak

9. Teamwork Bobak

10. Busy Bobak

11. Talking Bobak

12. Celebrating Bobak

UPDATE: Ferdowsi noted his new-found Internet fame in a late-night tweet:

Internet, you win this round. I'll be back later, but thanks so much. Now going to celebrate with all my friends and team! #msl

— tweetsoutloud (@Bobak F.)

Internet, you win this round. I’ll be back later, but thanks so much. Now going to celebrate with all my friends and team! #msl— Bobak F.

MORE FROM BOBAK: The BuzzFeed interview. Yes, really.

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

 
 

    Contributions

    Here Are The Top Stories
    • The gun allegedly used by an undocumented immigrant to shoot and kill a woman on a San Francisco pier last week may have been stolen from a federal agent.
    • Fox has secured the rights to make a movie about the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on marriage equality.
    • Subway has suspended Jared Fogle, the weight-loss guy from their commercials, due to an FBI investigation.
    Get The News App

    Hot Buzz

    What Things Do You Love About Being Short?

    collection

    What’s The Best Budget Product On The High Street?

    collection

    Now Buzzing