Brigadier General S. Pete Worden, Ph.D. announced to NASA today that his time has come and he's retiring for greener pastures. Worden was known as a maverick thinker, trouble maker, leader, and even a bully by some folks at NASA. But make no mistake, he's passionate about space and technology. He even hosted a classic car event at NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.

He also advocated electric car hook-ups at Ames and ruffled some feathers doing so.

But by far he's known for some crazy costume antics.