- A local engineer called Pele Collins is one of a team of engineers working at SpaceX who successfully designed and created a parachute system for astronauts
- Collins who attended St John's College, spent two years working on the parachute that was used to bring two astronauts home
- After matriculating, Collins went to get his engineering qualification at the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania
Pele Collins is one of the many South Africans who are flying the South African flag high. The young man is one part of a team of Space X employees who designed and built a parachute system that was used to successfully bring two astronauts home from space.
Collins attended St John College as a teen and after matriculating headed of the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania where he successfully obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Robotics.
Not long thereafter the intelligent young man secured himself a job at SpaceX where he is responsible for the design, analysis, development, testing, production, and integration of the parachute system.
Collins is incredibly proud of his involvement in the success of the parachute project and speaks candidly about how being part of the team saw him go through many obstacles and work hard to find a way through them - which he eventually did.
Meanwhile, proud locals have had this to say about his achievement:
Georgie Savvas said:
"And it's a Pretoria Boys High boy that sends them up in the first place."
Dee Canaris said:
"Well done on your wonderful achievement. You can be very proud of yourself"
Georgie Georgiades said:
"Congratulations Pele! We are so proud of you!"
In other inspiring Briefly.co.za a beautiful lady, Lando Dlamini is definitely a super force to be reckoned with. The young South African beauty recently graduated with an MBA from the University of Sussex - a great institution for go-getters.
In a heartwarming Facebook post made by Varsity World, Lando explains how much it meant to her to receive an invitation to her graduation from the University of Sussex that will be taking place in Brighton.
"That surreal moment when I get that special delivery on the week I would have been in lovely Brighton to attend my graduation at @universityofsussex. My excitement was pulpable as I opened my package and touched my MBA certificate. It's at this moment that it sunk in."
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