Good looking genius nerds are not only fictional characters on The Big Bang Theory, as proven by NASA flight director, Bobak Ferdowsi. Known as the “NASA Mohawk Guy,” Ferdowsi shot to fame for not only helping to successfully land the Curiosity rover on Mars, but for sporting a much-televised mohawk while doing so, spawning an Internet meme.
Twitter has boldly gone where no social media has gone before: space. More specifically, one of the current crew members of the space shuttle Atlantis, Mike Massimino, is Twittering from space.
Gary McKinnon, the self-confessed pot-smoking, Asperger’s-diagnosed British hacker who went by the nickname “Solo”, and who hacked into several U.S. military computer systems (including at the Pentagon and NASA) and now faces extradition to the U.S. to stand trial, has none other than former hostage and Anglican envoy Terry Waite pulling for him.