Rocket Scientist With Mohawk Is Web Sensation

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While NASA put a rover on Mars, audiences were riveted by the high-stakes landing, and also by some high hair. Bobak Ferdowsi was on the mission control team when suddenly his haircut made him famous. "Mohawk Guy" has become an Internet star.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. While NASA put a rover on Mars, audiences were riveted by the high- stakes landing, and also by some high hair. Bobak Ferdowsi was on the mission control team when suddenly, his haircut made him famous. It's a mohawk, streaked in red and with stars dyed on the sides of his head.

"Mohawk Guy" has become an Internet star. He says he gets a new haircut for each mission, with colleagues voting on the design.

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