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Bobak Ferdowsi

  1. Space

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

    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. Space

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

    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. Weird

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

    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. Science

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

    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. Space

    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. Weird

    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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