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Mohawk Guy Provides Update on Curiosity Rover

JPL’s Bobak Ferdowsi — famous for the star-spangled Mohawk hairdo he sported on Curiosity’s landing night — provides an update on what the newest Mars rover has been up to (checking out instruments) and how next week should include big moments like the first test drive and firing up that laser.

In addition to great hair, Ferdowsi is a Flight Director for the Curiosity rover team.

Ferdowsi in JPL’s Mission Control during Curiosity’s landing.


Nancy Atkinson is currently Universe Today's Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT's Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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  • Kevin Frushour August 18, 2012, 2:17 AM

    I must be the only person who is not interested in mohawk guy. Oh, I fully respect his position at JPL and his knowledge, it’s just I know LOTS of smart people with interesting haircuts and features.

    • Wezley Jackson August 18, 2012, 12:50 PM

      Yeh but how many of them are able to control a robot on another planet?? 😉

  • Wezley Jackson August 18, 2012, 12:47 PM

    Go mohawk guy! Go Nasa! Go Curiosity :)

  • henk August 18, 2012, 2:27 PM

    who cares about
    Curiosity. We have
    mohawk guy

  • Rick Holcomb August 18, 2012, 2:54 PM

    I’m interested in the mohawk guy, because he’s good at what he does. Could not care less about his haircut.

  • Aqua4U August 19, 2012, 4:54 PM

    I don’t care what he looks like or wears.. as long as the science gets done! GO Curiosity!

  • minghao579 August 22, 2012, 5:22 AM