- A Ghanaian chief engineer who works at NASA, Dr Ashitey Trebi-Ollenu, leads a project to explore Mars in a manner that has never happened
- The chief engineer works on a project to 'open up' the planet by digging into it to find its internal characteristics, which is the 1st in history
- Reports indicate that the doctor has been passionate about aircraft since he was a young boy seeing planes take off
Dr Ashitey Trebi-Ollenu, a Ghanaian chief engineer who works at NASA is leading a team on an InSight mission to Mars which is aimed at exploring the internal parts of the planet for the first time in history.
According to Graphic, the Ghanaian chief engineer is the product delivery manager for the InSight Mars Mission Instrument Deployment System.
The brilliant engineer is also the Instrument Deployment System operations team chief and a technical group leader in the robotic manipulation & sampling group at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Dr Trebi-Ollenu appears to have a lot of credentials to his credit as reports indicate he is also a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, U. K., and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, U.K. Senior Member IEEE RAS and IEEE SMC.
It would be recalled that Dr Trebi-Ollenu was also behind the building of a new aircraft that landed on Mars successfully.
Speaking about the new exploration project, the Dr said: "This project is unlike any other Mars mission. So far when we go to Mars, we do what we call 'surface history'.
"This time, we would delve deep to see the 'temperature of Mars', take the 'pulse of Mars' and see what characteristics the planet truly possesses internally."
It is said that the hardworking man started being passionate about the possibility of autonomous aircraft and was inspired to take that path since he was a child and watched planes take off.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Osatohanmwen Osemwengie is a robotic genius who currently works with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and has been able to deploy drones to many parts of the world.
In 2008, he was quite a star at that year’s robotics championship. In his interview with the media, he said he with a team are working on a technology called Mars Curiosity Rover which is set to launch in 2020.
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