Meet Mohawk Guy From NASA Mars Curiosity Livestream
Did you spot the dude with the mohawk in the NASA TV livestream of the Curiosity rover’s landing on Mars Sunday night?
He’s been trending on Twitter for a good portion of the evening, with many online spectators commenting on his haircut. It wasn’t long before tweeps found the Twitter account connected to the online craze, identifying the already legendary “Mohawk Guy” as Bobak Ferdowsi, flight director on the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity mission, who tweets from @tweetsoutloud.
— Bobak F. (@tweetsoutloud) August 6, 2012
According to this article and AP photo caption from Daylife, Ferdowsi cuts his hair differently for each mission and this epic journey was the mission of the mohawk.
Here are some more pics to get you acquainted with Mohawk Guy.
And here’s 9gag‘s meme:
This f-yeah Bobak Ferdowsi Tumblr (a.k.a. NASA NEEDS MORE MOHAWKS) has since emerged, gathering screencaps, memes, and tweets surrounding America’s new favorite scientist.