Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu, is a Ghanaian robotics engineer at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the chief engineer and technical group leader for the mobility and manipulation group at the Jet Propulsion laboratory He has been associated with various NASA Mars missions, notably the Mars rover and Insight projects.
He was born in Accra Ghana, to Ga parents. Ollennu's father, Trebi Ollennu was an economist at the Ministry of Finance in Accra. As a child, Ashitey lived close to an airport and would always see airplanes fly by. This fascinated him and fostered his interest in space exploration, aircraft and aerial robots particularly autopilots.
He attended Garrison Primary School in Burma Camp and completed his secondary education at the Ghana Secondary Technical School.He travelled to the United Kingdom where he received his Bachelors in Engineering (BEng) in Avionics at Queen Mary University of London in 1991.
Dr Ashitey Trebi Ollennu - the Ghanaian Who help design Nasa's Insight Spacecraft researching Mars. NASA scientist Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu is an innovator who helped deploy a lander on the surface of Mars. As a child in Ghana, Dr Ashitey Trebi-Ollenu watched planes take off and was inspired by the possibility of autonomous aircraft.
He worked on the Phoenix aircraft that found water on Mars in 2008
Now, he's the innovator robotically deploying and installing landers autonomously on other planets.
Dr Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu is the Product Delivery Manager, for the InSight Mars Mission Instrument Deployment System, Instrument Deployment System operations Team Chief and a technical group lead in the Robotic Manipulation & Sampling group at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, where he has been since 1999.
This are some Mars rovers built by him.
He built and Design mars rovers and NASA's rockets engines and rockets used to travel to space.
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