NASA 'Mohawk Guy' Boback Ferdowsi Has A New Hairdo

Boback Ferdowsi, the flight director for NASA’s Curiosity mission who became an Internet sensation on the night of the rover landing because of his stars-and-stripes mohawk, has a new a look.  

The updated do is actually a tribute to Curiosity’s wheels, which are imprinted with a unique pattern that is Morse Code for JPL. JPL stands for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where the Mars mission is managed.  

Boback Fedowski

Photo: @MarsCuriosity

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