Nasa engineer's mission to inspire Ghanaian students
31 October 2012 Last updated at 19:04 GMT
Space travel might be a bit difficult for many young Africans today, but what opportunities are there to hook them into applying science and technology to fix the continent's problems?
That is the mission Nasa robotics engineer Dr Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu has set himself, hoping that more students across his native country will pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.
Akwasi Sarpong reports.