'NASA mohawk guy' becomes national heartthrob after Mars landing

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by Nikki Metzgar/ KHOU.com Staff

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Posted on August 7, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Now that the Curiosity rover has made its big landing on Mars, NASA has a new national heartthrob.

The man who’s trending hot on Twitter right now is an engineer at NASA’s jet propulsion laboratory in California.

Viewers following the landing spotted Bobak Ferdowsi thanks to his unusual haircut--a colorful mohawk with stars cut out on the sides of his head.

"NASA mohawk guy" started trending on Twitter almost immediately. His Twitter account amassed around 30,000 new followers in a matter of days.

He has had numerous marriage proposals with one amusing example being, "I know you’ve been busy but will you marry me? Land something on Mars if the answer is yes."

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