What happened to Firouz Naderi? Tributes pour in as NASA scientist dies at 77

NASA scientist Firouz Naderi, an Iranian-American, has passed away. At the time of his death, he was 77 years old. The respected company employed the specialist from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for 35 years. His current injury, which left him disabled, was disclosed on his official Instagram account. At the time this story was being written, an official cause of death, however, had not been made public. Since the news of his death broke, internet users have swamped the site with condolence notes. On May 29, Firouz Naderi’s nephew posted on the scientist’s verified Instagram account to inform his 445K followers that Naderi had been involved in an unexpected accident that had left him paralyzed from the neck down. The statement also stated: “He has had two neck surgeries in the last week and is grateful for all the kind messages he has received from all over the world and is, thankfully, now fully in his senses.”

Firouz Naderi

Firouz Naderi’s Death Cause Revealed

Firouz Naderi passed away on Friday, June 9, according to a post he made today on social media. The statement also stated: “Firouz was surrounded by love and admiration in his final hours, as he had been his entire life.” The notification also noted that information about the memorial ceremony would be made available when it was suitable. After the news of Naderi’s passing spread, the internet was inundated with condolence letters. The announcement stunned the followers.

Firouz Naderi

In Shiraz, Firouz Naderi was born in March 1946. He attended elementary and secondary school in the Iranian city before relocating to Italy to enroll in the Don Bosco boarding school. He later moved to the US and earned a degree in electrical engineering from Iowa State University after immigrating there. Additionally, he obtained his Ph.D. and master’s degrees from the University of South California. In Iran, Naderi also served his mandatory military service before leaving the nation permanently in 1978. When the renowned scientist first joined NASA, he was a system engineer.

Firouz Naderi

He focused on the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), where he was tasked with developing and launching unmanned spacecraft for missions beyond our solar system. He also spent five years managing the Mars Program, which helped him win the renowned NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal. He eventually rose to the position of assistant director of the JPL after successfully kicking off the Mars program. He was also given the position of Solar System Exploration Program Director. So this was all about this article. May his soul Rest in Peace.

Tributes pour in as Iranian NASA scientist Firouz Naderi dies at 77

Prakash Israni

Prakash Israni Is a 'self-proclaimed' professional in the ITES industry for 20 years, though prefer being tagged as a novice and a learner.

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