Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:48 PM
warrior1 (12,107 posts)
NASA's 'Mohawk Guy' to March in Obama's Inaugural Parade
When President Barack Obama takes his oath of office to begin his second term Monday, NASA will be there.
NASA's famed "Mohawk Guy" Bobak Ferdowsi will march in Monday's Presidential Inaugural Parade on Monday (Jan. 21) along with life-size replicas of the space agency's Mars rover Curiosity and Orion space capsule.
Ferdowsi is a flight director at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory whose unique hairdo catapulted him to Internet fame after the spectacular Mars rover Curiosity landing last year.
"The things we do, the exploration we do, is not just about learning about other planets. It's about understanding our own. NASA gives us a chance to travel outside our world as a way to look back and learn about ourselves as a species — as people. There's nowhere else in the world where you get to do that," Ferdowsi said in a statement.
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Sat Jan 19, 2013, 04:18 PM
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5. His story is really cool -- high school dropout
He was a high school dropout who was playing bass with different bands. When he was driving back from a gig he wondered "why do the stars look different now than they did when I was driving here earlier?" He enrolled in a community college astronomy course to find out, and 8 years later he had a PhD from MIT.