Meet Bobak Ferdowsi, the coolest dude at NASA: http://huff.to/RPyGOb
So there are scores if not hundreds of scientists and engineers on NASA’s Curiosity team, and this guy is the “coolest” because… he sported a mohawk?
Nah. The whole damned team is the coolest because they built this car-sized rover with a chunk of plutonium inside; launched it into space; got it into orbit around Mars; then set off an incredible sequence that would probably give regular folks heart attacks in landing the Curiosity on Mars — which can range in distance from 34 to 250 million miles away from Earth — apparently without a hitch.
That’s what makes them cool. Not a mohawk, sorry.
Science is cool without the glorification of looks as often done and promoted in society. Great point made here. I can imagine myself working in the team who helped bring the rover to Mars and bumping into something like this thinking “Shit, we put in rigorous teamwork and the dude with the brohawk gets the spotlight, look it’s like I’m really in high school again!”