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’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.
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.
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
With deep sadness, this post announces the passing of Dr. Firouz Naderi on Fri 6/9. In his last hours, Firouz was surrounded by love and admiration, as he was throughout his life.
Information about memorial services celebrating his remarkable life will be shared as appropriate. pic.twitter.com/L2sSlliCF7
— Firouz M. Naderi (@Firouz_Naderi) June 9, 2023
Devastated to hear of the passing of Dr. Firouz Naderi, one of the brightest minds of the Iranian diaspora and a staunch defender of freedom for the Iranian people. My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. This is a truly tragic loss for our community and beyond. https://t.co/ItKSwaiyOU
— Nazanin Boniadi (@NazaninBoniadi) June 9, 2023
I’m saddened by news that Iranian scientist Firouz Naderi has passed at age 77 today.
Dr. Naderi spent 36 years in technical and executive positions at NASA where he contributed to America's most iconic robotic space missions.
Men like Firouz is why we’re a proud community. pic.twitter.com/4CWhmYrKKN
— Xerxes New Account (@Iranwillbefree_) June 9, 2023
Saddened to hear about the passing of Firouz Naderi, a renowned NASA scientist and passionate advocate for democracy in Iran. He was a dear friend and mentor to so many of us and will be deeply missed. pic.twitter.com/CGxAiMHoqy
— Karim Sadjadpour (@ksadjadpour) June 9, 2023
I was reached by the heartbreaking news that Firouz Naderi has left us in haste. I had the privilege of meeting him in Los Angeles in January, and I was struck by his passion and drive for freedom. My deepest condolences to his loved ones. Rest in peace, dear Firouz. pic.twitter.com/5MG1GT5X28
— Alireza Akhondi (@AlirezaAkhondi) June 9, 2023
Firouz Naderi has passed away at the age of 77.
He was always proud of the younger generation that fights a free Iran, the first word that came to his mind when thinking of the younger generation who goes out into the streets of Iran protesting was the word respect🤍#فیروز_نادری https://t.co/98rKnsOOGI pic.twitter.com/GKZqfPG4uu
— khashi Chef (@ChefKhashi) June 10, 2023
Firouz Naderi has passed away at the age of 77.
He was always proud of the younger generation that fights a free Iran, the first word that came to his mind when thinking of the younger generation who goes out into the streets of Iran protesting was the word respect🤍#فیروز_نادری pic.twitter.com/DZEUoJbPkR
— Emily (@emilyshar1) June 9, 2023
My heart is broken. The world just lost a great man before his time. 💔
Firouz Naderi headed NASA's Mars program. He was a leader in space exploration, an icon among successful Iranian-Americans, and a friend and inspiration to many. https://t.co/fHHTweDqCR
— Ali Partovi (@apartovi) June 9, 2023
ICOIA joins the global Iranian community in grieving the departure of Dr. Firouz Naderi. The world will remember the remarkable achievements he made in advancing global science, as well as his commitment to pursuing justice in Iran. RIP pic.twitter.com/8tlZR5ZMPT
— ICOIA (@ICOIA_Official) June 10, 2023
Firouz Naderi was an accomplished Iranian American who led the Mars program at NASA and spearheaded many of the most important missions in space exploration. May he rest in peace. https://t.co/X0ebQ3CGHw
— Hadi Partovi (@hadip) June 9, 2023
You were enthusiastically searching for life out of this planet without forgetting the fellow citizens of Earth who deserve living a better life.
— Rezasalehi (@ENG_REZASALEHI) June 10, 2023