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NASA's 'Mohawk Guy' promises new hairdo for inauguration

Jan. 18, 2013 at 10:15 AM  |  Updated Jan. 18, 2013 at 10:30 AM   |   Comments

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Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Remember Bobak Ferdowsi, the flight director at NASA who helped land the Curiosity rover on Mars and got a starry Mohawk to celebrate it? Well, he's back on the spotlight and has promised to sport another wild hairstyle for President Obama's second inauguration parade.

“It’s a surprise,” he said in an interview with Wired. "I can’t tell you [what it is], but it’s going to be something fun for the occasion, I think it’s going to be fun for everyone there.”

Ferdowsi's famous stars-and-stripes Mohawk stole the show during Curiosity's Mars landing Aug. 5 and earned the 33-year-old engineer a fan base of over 40,000 followers on Twitter.

In regards to his inauguration surprise, Ferdowsi refused to get into details.

“It’ll be something related to the event going on, that’s all I’m going to say,” he told Wired.

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