Meet Ghanaian chief engineer at NASA 'opening up' Mars for 1st time in history

Meet Ghanaian chief engineer at NASA 'opening up' Mars for 1st time in history

- Dr Ashitey Trebi-Ollenu, a Ghanaian chief engineer who works at NASA 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 plans take off

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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, 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.

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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'.

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"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.

In other exciting news, a Tanzanian cafe called the Neema Cafe has surfaced with an amazing attribute of employing only deaf people as the staff serving as waiters, waitresses, and chefs.

A video sighted by on the official website of BBC reports that the signs are drawn on a chalkboard to help anyone who doesn’t understand the language of the deaf.

It is indicated that many Tanzanians, estimated to be about 10% of the entire population, have one form of disability or another.

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Ebenezer Agbey Quist (HOD Human-Interest) Ebenezer Agbey Quist is the Head of the Human Interest Desk at He has a BSc in Chemical Engineering from KNUST (2017) with 8 years of experience as a writer and 3 years as an editor. He has certificates in AFP courses on digital investigation techniques. At, Ebenezer has won the Outstanding Achievement for Professional Conduct Award and the Best Human Interest Editor Award. He is also the author of 3 books. You can contact him via

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