Mark Rober took his engineering degrees and his nine years with NASA and created a science design YouTube channel that almost six million subscribers are following. His December 2018 video "Package Thief vs. Glitter Bomb Trap" went viral and as of February 1, 2019, has over 55 million views. This video has been featured on national media news outlets such as CNN and New York Post.
Rober earned his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University and his master's degree from University of Southern California. For seven of his nine years with NASA, he worked on the Curiosity Rover. He founded a company called Digital Dudz in his free time while working at NASA and sold it to Morphsuits in the United Kingdom. He quit his job with NASA and worked for that company for two years as chief creative officer. He has since become a source of ideas for a tech company near San Francisco and signed a deal with Disney to create augmented outfits modeled on Marvel Comics superheroes.
Some of questions he explores on his YouTube channel include How best to survive a grenade blast? Would you sink or float in a pool full of 25 million Orbeez? How do you beat the odds at carnival games? He has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! a few times.
Rober is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.