- Dr Ashitey Trebi-Ollenu, a Ghanaian chief engineer who works at NASA, will be leading a project to explore Mars in a way that has never happened before
- The chief engineer works on a project to 'open up' the planet by digging into it to find its internal characteristics
- Reports indicate that the doctor has been passionate about aircraft since he was a young boy
Dr Ashitey Trebi-Ollenu, a Ghanaian chief engineer who works at NASA is leading a team on the InSight mission to Mars which is aimed at exploring the internal parts of the planet for the first time.
According to Graphic.com.gh, the Ghanaian chief engineer Dr Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu 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 many qualifications 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.
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."
The hard-working man is said to be 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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