By Kayhan Life Staff: The global Iranian community has been left shocked and saddened by the death of Dr Firouz Naderi, the man who led the Mars Exploration Program at NASA and the successful landing of the Mars Exploration Rovers: Spirit and Opportunity. He remained steadfast in his efforts to provide free internet to Iran.
His nephew, Dr Eisae, announced his passing on his Instagram story “Farewell Uncle Firouz. Tonight the world lost an extraordinary man. ”
Dr Naderi was paralysed the from neck down after an accident on 24th May 2023, which he explained in his Facebook account.
“I had a sudden low heart beat that made me pass out and strike my head against the wall causing one of my vertebra in my neck to protrude into the nerve canal causing total paralysis below my neck. Surgery was done on neck on Monday. A difficult and long rehab of 4 to 5 months is ahead of me which is only possible with support from friends and the love of my family.”