When the Curiosity rover touched down on Mars in 2012, the Red Planet wasn’t the only focus of attention. One control room engineer—and his mane—stood out: Bobak Ferdowsi. Since that mission, the mohawked man has become a spokesperson of sorts, working to cultivate enthusiasm for space and the sciences. He chats about how we’ve entered a “golden age” of space exploration and speculates on whether putting a human on Mars will happen.
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