That guy looks a bit slick to be a hipster. Earrings don't really have anything to do with being or not being a hipster, but that guy's shirt looks far too crisp, and his hair far too gelled and styled to fit the title. Hipsters are typically ruffled, scruffy, unstyled, and the stereotypical ones wear oversized horn rimmed glasses, ironic tshirts and disheveled scarves. Sorry, Adam,you're just not hipster material.
I agree with this Sylvie Barak. To further this point, go to http://hipsterorhomeless.com/. It will show you the true hipsterdom.
And, I'm sorry but the whole hipster thing is taking away from the actual heart of this article. I think you might mean "Adam Steltzner, NASA's hippest rocket engineer."
Sylvie, I am curious what you think of the story. He's not hip and he may not be a hipster.
Perhaps it's a generational thing but anyone that old with earings on is either trying to be hip, once was hip and trying to keep up with hipness or is really for his age a hipster.
But what really qualifies the guy for hipsterdom in my book is what he's doing. Anyone that can get a robot to land on some planet gazzilion of miles away is doggone hip as far as I am concerned.
Michaela, Glad you got the jist of the story. He's not a "hipster" but he's the "hippest" rocket engineer.
I agree. He's the "hippest" because he's doing really cool things. There are other hip guys with guitars, etc. but this guy is awesomely hip in the engineering community where they do really cool and hip stuff, like land a hunk of machine on some faraway planet.
Did I mention Steltzner is also a "rocker" with Elvis haircut who happens to have given up "sex" and rock-n-roll to get a Phd?
Sorry Sylvie, I just remembered one more thing. The greatest hipster that ever lived was . . . . . drumroll please . . . Elvis Presley. He was never (ever) disheveled. His shirts were also crisply ironed and his hair . . . oh la la! The only thing he lacked was a Phd!
Bolaji, I'm not saying the guy isn't doing cool things, nor that he's not a rockstar in his, erm, space :) .... he's just not a hipster. The definition of a hipster to today's youth is not what this guy is.
He IS a very fascinating sounding guy, and seems to be doing some amazing things at NASA. I just want to make the point that if you tell a group of young people today that this guy is a hipster, they will raise an eyebrow.
More to the point, JPL mission managers said Thursday that the Mars Science Laboratory remains on a "consistent and stable course" as it enters the realm of Mars. Therefore, they canceled a scheduled flight path correction maneuver.
So far, so good.
This is a good news! Wish all the best to the Sky Crane landing system team for a soft landing on 6th. Today, this has taken place on the front page of the major news papers in India...I thing the whole world will be witnessing this event on 6th making a mark in history.