Early Monday morning, the NASA rover Curiosity landed on Mars after "seven minutes of terror." During that time, Curiosity's activity lead, Bobak Ferdowsi, also plummeted into the hearts of many with his kicky mohawk and rad color job. Ferdowsi, who cuts his hair differently for each mission, works inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. He is, as of this morning, a star.
Bobak has already been the recipient of numerous gifs and fan art. Also, his Twitter follower number has exploded ever since BuzzFeed reported on the young chap. (He was even seen wiping away a gentle tear after the successful landing.) Follow him at @tweetsoutloud and share with him your innermost thoughts.
Here are just a few fans brimming with Bobak fever:
Totally nerdcrushing on Bobak Ferdowsi— Marcia Baczynski (@ibmarcia) August 6, 2012
@tweetsoutloud - Nice job last night, y'all!
brb, IMMEDIATELY locating Bobak Ferdowsi and forcing him to marry me.— Garrett Young (@garrMett) August 6, 2012