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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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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 29, 2012 @11:17PM (#41174941)

    My grandmother would not call him "neat". She'd use words like hippie slacker disgrace who will amount to nothing.

  • Re:Yes (Score:5, Interesting)

    by WankersRevenge ( 452399 ) on Wednesday August 29, 2012 @11:51PM (#41175145)

    Well, he was actually interviewed on Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me a few weeks ago (you can find it online at npr). Evidently, he gets a different haircut for each mission and it was the team who voted him the Mohawk.

    It's the other guy - the former rocker turned physicist who managed the landing of the rover - who I find to be the interesting one of the bunch.

    But really, I don't care who's getting the camera time. so much as the mission hasn't been forgotten.

    I swear, the landing of the rover reminded me of the ending of the truman show. Everyone goes nuts at Trumans escape, and when the show ends, some dude asks, "whats on next?"

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday August 30, 2012 @12:18AM (#41175293)
    I for one find these actions deplorable.

    This only delegitimizes the agency, and will only turn NASA into some short-lived fad.

    The exploration of our solar system, and the face of the United States should be that of a professional one.

    Call me old fashioned, but the popularization of the agency through the embracing of pop-culture causes me to take the United States of America less seriously, and causes me to question my support of the country by continuing to conduct business within it.

    Trying to doll up politics, science, and business with this bullshit is deplorable at best.
  • by wmac1 ( 2478314 ) on Thursday August 30, 2012 @12:45AM (#41175385)

    FYI The correct name is "Babak Ferdowsi".

    Both first and family names are famous Iranian names. "Babak" is the famous Iranian revoloutionaray leader ( ) and "Ferdowsi" is perhaps the most famous Iranian poet ( [] ).

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