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Bobak Ferdowsi is a member of the Engineering Operations Team on of the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Project at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His prior positions have included Mission Planner and Integrated Launch and Cruise Verification and Validation Engineer on Mars Science Laboratory, as well as Science Planner on the Cassini mission.
In addition he served as Flight Director during MSL operations.
Bobak earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2001 from the University of Washington and subsequently his Master of Science in the same area from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Bobak has always wanted to work on missions to Mars. He plays shortstop in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory softball league and usually rides his bike to work.