It’s super cool that we’ve got a mission on Mars right now, but we’re obsessed with something — or someone — a little closer to home.
During last night’s NASA Mars launch livestream, the Internet zeroed in on a cute and not typical looking NASA nerd, Bobak Ferdowsi , who is the Flight director on the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity mission. Overnight he jumped from a few hundred twitter followers to over 18k, spurred mostly by fascination with his hair, which he does differently for every mission. This time it was an eye-catching mohawk with stars carved into the sides.
We don’t know a ton about this mohawked scientist, but when has that ever stopped the internet from embracing a new, adorable meme. Let’s all bask in his adorableness together.
And here’s Shira Lazar’s interview with Mr. NASA, Bobak Ferdowsi: