A satire video of the JPL Curiosity crew is making waves. Image by Screenshot by ExWeb courtesy Satire
Viral video: We're NASA and we know it!
Posted: Aug 20, 2012 06:31 pm EDT (Newsdesk) Almost 5000 comments and nearly 2 million downloads: since its August 15 posting this satire video of the JPL crew (one of whom sported a Mohawk with stars) behind the successful Curiosity landing on Mars has gone viral.
Battling falling popularity scores for years, lately NASA has been getting unexpected help.
As for the satire video, NASA commented:
"Posted on Youtube to a channel run by a group called Satire, the video has become quite the sensation, even drawing a response from the Curiosity Team as well as the real Mohawk Guy. Reaction? Approval, with the Curiosity team posting on Twitter that “this fan-made video is awesome (and I know it).” Bobak Ferdowsi, the real Mohawk Guy added that the video was “well-played” and “hilarious.”