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NASA's Jet Propulsion Labs Flight Director; Curiosity Rover Landing

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 Bobak Ferdowsi Biography

Bobak Ferdowsi is a systems engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He served on the Cassini–Huygens and Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity mission.

Ferdowsi attended the University of Washington where he majored in aerospace engineering. While there he did research under Nobel Laureate Hans Georg Dehmelt in the Department of Physics. In 2001, he enrolled at MIT and joined the Lean Aerospace Initiative where he stayed until 2003.

Ferdowsi joined JPL in late 2003, and worked on the Mars Science Laboratory mission through its successful landing nearly nine years later on August 6, 2012. He was also Science Planner on the Cassini–Huygens mission.

Ferdowsi became a media “sensation”, or “meme”, during the August 6, 2012, landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars, he wore an unusual mohawk hairstyle that was seen on NASA TV’s live broadcast of the event. He was seated in a prominent camera position and his mohawk unexpectedly became an iconic image of the landing. Ferdowsi explained that he wore a new haircut for every mission and the mohawk was chosen by his team by popular vote.

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Bobak Ferdowsi

NASA's Jet Propulsion Labs Flight Director; Curiosity Rover Landing

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Bobak Ferdowsi Biography

Bobak Ferdowsi is a systems engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He served on the Cassini–Huygens and Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity mission.

Ferdowsi attended the University of Washington where he majored in aerospace engineering. While there he did research under Nobel Laureate Hans Georg Dehmelt in the Department of Physics. In 2001, he enrolled at MIT and joined the Lean Aerospace Initiative where he stayed until 2003.

Ferdowsi joined JPL in late 2003, and worked on the Mars Science Laboratory mission through its successful landing nearly nine years later on August 6, 2012. He was also Science Planner on the Cassini–Huygens mission.

Ferdowsi became a media “sensation”, or “meme”, during the August 6, 2012, landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars, he wore an unusual mohawk hairstyle that was seen on NASA TV’s live broadcast of the event. He was seated in a prominent camera position and his mohawk unexpectedly became an iconic image of the landing. Ferdowsi explained that he wore a new haircut for every mission and the mohawk was chosen by his team by popular vote.

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  • Q&A: NASA's Bobak Ferdowsi
  • Bobak Ferdowsi ("NASA Mohawk Guy") on Mars Curiosity Rover
  • How Curiosity got us to Mars - Bobak Ferdowsi

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  • How to book Bobak Ferdowsi?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bobak Ferdowsi for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Bobak Ferdowsi, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bobak Ferdowsi or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Bobak Ferdowsi?

    Booking fees for Bobak Ferdowsi, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bobak Ferdowsi, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Bobak Ferdowsi?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bobak Ferdowsi for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bobak Ferdowsi for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bobak Ferdowsi or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bobak Ferdowsi or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Bobak Ferdowsi is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Bobak Ferdowsi for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Bobak Ferdowsi generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Paul Snelgrove, Fiorenzo Omenetto, Bunker Roy, Ben Kacyra and Dr. Hendrik Poinar. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bobak Ferdowsi for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • Q&A: NASA's Bobak Ferdowsi
    Bobak Ferdowsi ("NASA Mohawk Guy") on Mars Curiosity Rover
  • How Curiosity got us to Mars - Bobak Ferdowsi

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