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Bobak Ferdowsi

  1. This Is the Beep the Curiosity Rover Sends NASA Everyday So They Know She’s Okay

    And it makes Bobak Ferdowsi really happy.

    This picture from Bobak Ferdowsi's Instagram account shows the waveform of the status beep that Curiosity sends back to Earth from the surface of Mars to let NASA and Ferdowsi know she's doing fine.

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  2. 6 Things I Love about Bobak Ferdowsi, NASA’s “Mohawk Guy”

    I hope this makes up for that silly faces post.

    Earlier this week I wrote about a PSA that Bobak Ferdowsi did to encourage young engineers, and then immediately followed it up with a post about the silly faces Ferdowsi was making in some freeze frames in the video. Ferdowsi saw it, tweeted at me, and now I feel bad. To be perfectly clear, I love Bobak Ferdowsi. Here are a few reasons why.

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  3. Here are 5 Screenshots We Didn’t Use on that Bobak Ferdowsi Post

    Sometimes grabbing a good still from a video is hard. Other times it's loads of fun.

    I just wrote a post about a video Bobak Ferdowsi did to encourage young people to pursue engineering. The video, and Ferdowsi, are really inspiring. That said, when I went to grab a still from the video to use as a cover image I kept finding silly faces. Take a look.

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  4. NASA’s Bobak “Mohawk Guy” Ferdowsi Encourages Engineering Students in New Video

    Stay in your engineering program, and someday you could be NASA's signature hairstyle.

    Bobak Ferdowsi is more than his haircut. He's also an engineer, and clearly a great one because he helped get the Curiosity Rover to Mars. There aren't enough young people pursuing engineering degrees (though plenty have mohawks) so Ferdowsi teamed up with StayWithIt.org to inspire people to stay in engineering programs. Go ahead. Get inspired.

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  5. Scientists Say Europa, Not Mars, Is Best Place To Search For Life

    Searching for life on Mars is all the rage right now. We've covered the Curiosity rover mission quite a bit here at Geekosystem, because NASA shot a robot at a planet, landed it safely on the surface, and now that robot is drilling and sending back data. That's amazing. As amazing at it is, though, some scientists think we should be using our resources to look for life in a more likely spot -- Jupiter's moon Europa.

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  6. Move Over, Obama — Who We’re Really Excited To See at the State of the Union

    Between a still flagging economy, gun violence that seems more and more out of control, and hostile foreign powers edging closer to becoming nuclear threats, President Obama has a lot of ground to cover in his State of the Union address later this evening. But it's not like he's going to be the only important person on hand, and we're going to be on the lookout for a couple of celebrity guests in particular at tonight's State of the Union, including NASA's own Mohawk Guy.

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  7. Things We Saw Today: You Can Own King Robert’s Warhammer From Game of Thrones

    Things We Saw Today

    An officially licensed prop created by Valyrian Steel, this warhammer replica is 44" long, weighs 10 pounds, and comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by George R.R. Martin. The word warhammer is not, as Nerd Approved points out, a euphemism, so take your Dr. Horrible jokes elsewhere. (Actually, no, feel free to leave that joke in the comments.)

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  8. Things We Saw Today: The Official Sweater-Knitting Peripheral for the NES

    Things We Saw Today

    Oh, you thought I was joking. (Kotaku)

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  9. Things We Saw Today: President Obama Explains Why He Doesn’t Have a Mohawk Like That NASA Guy

    Things We Saw Today

    If this isn't enough of an explanation for you, go here. (The Frisky)

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  10. NASA’s “Mohawk Guy” Wins Our Hearts, Is The Best at Being a Meme

    Awwwwww

    A lot of great things have come from Curiosity's mission on mars: Further recognition of human ingenuity, the promise of a better understanding of our universe, some adorable fanart. And then there's Bobak. Flight director Bobak Ferdowsi, seen above sporting a mohawk and a smile that'll make your knees buckle, is practically the new Ridiculously Photogenic Guy he has won the Internet's heart so thoroughly. He's become a meme and a symbol of nerdy hotness, and in the week since the Curiosity rover's landing on Mars he's receives thousands of replies on twitter--as well as a whole lot of marriage proposals.

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