Mission Control Mohawk Dude: Star of Mars Rover Landing Coverage
Mission Control Mohawk Dude is Now an Internet Star: Who Is That Guy? Meet Bobak Ferdowski
We're watching the Mars Curiosity rover landing live, and we see that one of the technicians at NASA JPL has a rockin' mohawk. We don't know Mission Control Mohawk Dude's name, but he works in the Activity/Lead area of the mission control area. And he has a mohawk. We anticipate his becoming an internet meme in about three and a half seconds.
Mission Control Mohawk Dude's real name is Bobak Ferdowski, and he is a NASA Flight Director.
Wait, it didn't even take that long: Mission Control Mohawk Dude drawing. If you're not watching the Curiosity landing yet, hit the link below.
Mission Control Mohawk Dude is probably too busy to check Reddit or Tumblr or Facebook, but when he does, we hope his newfound fame doesn't go to (the sides of) his head.
This seems not to be the case: Bobak Ferdowski tweeted to his suddenly-increased list of followers, "Internet, you win this round. I'll be back later, but thanks so much. Now going to celebrate with all my friends and team! #msl"
See? All you have to do to become internet-famous is get a mohawk and land a robot on Mars.