Nasa's Bobak Ferdowsi

Bobak Ferdowsi is a member of the Flight System Engineering team on the Europa mission at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and system architect for Flight Software Product Line. His prior positions have included Launch, Cruise, Approach Engineering Lead and Flight Director on Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity, as well as Science Planner on the Cassini mission.

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 find life elsewhere in our universe. He plays shortstop in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory softball league and usually rides his bike to work.