Posts tagged "nasa"

Obama Wants To Try Bobak Ferdowsi’s Famous NASA Mohawk

“I understand there is a special mohawk guy working on the mission. I thought about getting a mohawk myself but my team keeps on discouraging me. Now that he’s received marriage proposals and thousands of Twitter followers, I’m now going to go back to my team and see if it makes sense.”
–President Barack Obama

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 13, 2012

Bobak Ferdowsi, NASA’s “Mohawk Guy,” Is The Best At Being A Meme

A lot of great things have come from Curiosity’s mission on mars: Further recognition of human ingenuity, the promise of a better understanding of our universe, some adorable fanart. And then there’s Bobak. Flight director Bobak Ferdowsi, seen above sporting a mohawk and a smile that’ll make your knees buckle, is practically the new Ridiculously Photogenic Guy he ha…

The Mary Sue / August 12, 2012

How To Watch This Weekend’s Perseid Meteor Shower

This Saturday — tomorrow! — night, the Earth will pass through a cloud of debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet, resulting in a fantastic display of meteors streaking across the sky (or through the atmosphere, if we want to get technical). Known as the Perseid meteor shower, this celestial show is like Christmas for space nerds,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 10, 2012

5 Things You Need To Know About Bobak Ferdowsi, AKA NASA’s Super Hot “Mohawk Guy”

So, how awesome was the successful landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars last night? As incredible as it was to watch space exploration happening live, we must admit we were a bit distracted–along with the rest of the nation–by a certain technician in the control room with a mohawk and immaculate bone structure. Tur…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 6, 2012

Good Morning From Mars!

Those badasses at NASA landed the rover Curiosity on Mars late last night/early this morning. Here’s its little wheel touching down. [CNN]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 6, 2012

The First Legit Extraterrestrial

Well, here it is folks. The first confirmed alien. It’s a strand of fossilized bacteria found in a meteor. Not what I expected ET to look like, but hey. NASA scientists now believe that there is other life out in the big, bad universe. [Buzzfeed]

UPDATE: Sigh. As excited as I was about aliens,

Ami Angelowicz / March 7, 2011

Head To Space With Jockey’s New NASA-Approved Fabric

My grandmother always credited undershirts as the key to staying healthy in the winter, and Jockey seems to share her sentiments. The company is reinventing their products with a special fabric originally developed to keep NASA astronauts comfortable during temperature fluctuations in space. For spring 2011 Jockey International will launch a new collection called Smart…

Bianca Posterli / May 10, 2010

Giant Freaking Space Rose

NASA is neat! With the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (or WISE), they’ve captured an image they’ve likened to a “cosmic rosebud blossoming with new stars.” The red-hot glow emanates from the lusty young stars, while the green leaves are created by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. And awesomeness. So there you have it, a rose chilling out…

Erica Maxwell / March 18, 2010

NASA Astronaut Love Triangle Pair Engaged

Remember back in 2007, when NASA astronaut Lisa Nowak drove 900 miles overnight while wearing a diaper so she could confront Colleen Shipman, who was messing around with Nowak’s maybe boyfriend, fellow astronaut Bill Oefelein? Well, Nowak has completely lost this war. Not only did she lose her job and have the whole world find…

Oh, The Questions We Have For Female Astronauts

Space mission. Space station. Space junk. We’re proud of space-loving astronaut Megan McArthur, who’s on board the Space Shuttle Atlantis with six dudes. The ship’s mission is to repair the Hubble Space Telescope, and as chief robotics officer Megan used the shuttle’s 50-foot robotic arm to release the Hubble back into orbit. No one will…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 20, 2009

Tweet Beat: It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s … The First Twitter From Space

When Neil Armstrong landed on the moon, it was a big deal. Now that we rocket astronauts through the ether all the time, it takes more than a launch for NASA to make headlines. Enter Mike Massimino—the Armstrong of the digital age. Massimino sent the first tweet from space yesterday at 4:30 p.m. Check it…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 13, 2009

NASA Considers Exploring Sex

Astronauts like to experiment. And recently there’s been push at NASA to start researching sex without gravity — everything from pregnancy to the pill’s potency to the effects of effing with low blood pressure. Now, you can’t tell me that astronauts haven’t at least played with their own equipment, but with a three year missio…

Simcha / July 24, 2008

Space: The Final Frontier In Wedding Locations

If you’re having trouble finding a location for your wedding, you have a new option: space. Japanese company First Advantage and the U.S.-based private space flight firm Rocketplane Global announced last week they will host weddings in space for $2.3 million. Who knows whether happily married couples will get to consummate their marriage while they’re…

Catherine Strawn / July 7, 2008
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