Pakistani engineer acknowledged for his contribution to NASA’s Mars 2020 mission

The Nation  |  May 17, 2021

US Embassy Islamabad has acknowledged the contributions of a Pakistani award-winning open-source engineer, Ahmad Awais, on Monday for his contribution in terms of code generation to the software for the helicopter Mars 2020 mission, also known as NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter.

"Pakistani developers are truly making their mark in the world. #DidYouKnow Ahmad Awais (@MrAhmadAwais), a Pakistani award-winning open-source engineer, contributed code to the software for the Mars 2020 helicopter mission, also known as NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter?," stated a post on US Embassy Islamabad's official Twitter account.

It is pertinent to mention that it isn't the first time that Pakistanis have garnered accolades in the field of Information Technology (IT). 

Earlier in March, a 15-year-old Pakistani app developer Nabeel Haider developed an alternative instant messaging app that he claimed to more user friendly. 

Haider belongs to Karachi and is determined to excel further in the field of app development.

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Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Syed Amin-ul-Haque, met and appreciated the teenager for his determination and has given him the opportunity to refine the app under expert supervision.

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