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In case you haven't seen it, a YouTube video satirizing NASA, the Curiosity Mars mission ("Crane Lower That Rover") and mission controllers at the Jet Propulsion Lab has gone viral, with over 1.6 million viewers in just a few days.

A YouTube video titled "We're NASA and We Know" has gone viral since the video's release on August 15, 2012 -- so far over 1.6 million viewers (as of August 19)

Watch the YouTube video "We're NASA and We Know It (Mars Curiosity)" -- subtitled "Kickin' at my console". (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFvNhsWMU0c)

The video is placed on the Satire YouTube channel. It shows a fictitious JPL guy called "Mohawk Guy" (actually Bobak Ferdowsi) along with NASA break dancers in baby-blue-colored flight suits, "nerdy" back-up dancers, and a bikini-clad girl with (I guess) a computer on her head.

It uses modified rap lyrics to the LMFAO's song "Sexy and I Know It" -- using such phrases as "When I EDL, time for seven minutes of flamin' hell" where EDL stands for Entry, Descent, and Landing.

More of the story appears on the August 189, 2012 Brevard (Florida) Times article "Satirical 'We're NASA and We Know It' YouTube Video Goes Viral".

It states, "Mars may be cold, but the Mars Curiosity mission itself has become a hot news topic that is just as likely to be featured on E! Entertainment News as it is on geeky astronomy websites thanks in part to Bobak Ferdowsi (the real JPL Mohawk Guy) who has developed a female fan following since Curiosity's landing."

And, "President Obama even jested about getting his own mohawk during his call to the Mars Rover Team last week."


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William Atkins

William Atkins completed educational degrees in science (bachelor’s in physics and mathematics) from Illinois State University (Normal, United States) and business (master’s in entrepreneurship and bachelor’s in industrial relations) from Western Illinois University