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NASA "Mohawk Guy" To Host Radio Show 93

An anonymous reader writes "NASA's 'Mohawk Guy' Bobak Ferdowsi, a flight director for the Mars Science Laboratory mission that lowered the Curiosity rover to the Martian surface in early August, will host a two-hour online broadcast on Internet radio station Third Rock Radio at 4 p.m. EDT, Thursday, August 30. The show, entitled 'Getting Curious with the Mohawk Guy,' will feature Ferdowsi discussing his experience with the landing of Curiosity, NASA’s evolving image, and renewed interest in science and exploration."
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NASA "Mohawk Guy" To Host Radio Show

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  • So what? (Score:0, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday August 30, 2012 @12:53AM (#41175415)
    I know several of the guys on the Curiosity team have shaved assholes. They misunderstood that Curiosity referred to a spacecraft.
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    Ferdowsi became a media "sensation", or "meme",[8] when during the August 6, 2012, landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars, he wore an unusual mohawk hairstyle that was seen on NASA TV's live broadcast of the event. As the Flight Director he was in a prominent camera position and his mohawk unexpectedly became an iconic image of the landing.[9][10][11] Ferdowsi explained that he wore a new haircut for every mission and the mohawk was chosen by his team by popular vote.[12]
    When President Barack Obama called to congratulate the team, he noted the popularity of the "Mohawk guy," saying "You guys are a little cooler than you used to be."[13] Ferdowsi said in another interview that he did it to help lighten the seriousness of the workplace and "If my mohawk gets a few more people excited about science and this mission, that’s awesome."[6]

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