By Goodluck Musinguzi
Christopher (Chris) Nsamba was born like other ordinary children in Kampala who like to play football, watch movies, help parents with home chores as they go to school. However, Nsamba was one young man with eyes on technology, he would pick anything near him and tries to open it.
At 10 years ,Nsamba asked someone to teach him to drive a car later he visited garages to see how wiring of cars is done. During the same period he started wiring his mother’s house so that they can get electricity.
At 14 years Chris Nsamba had started fixing 2L diesel engines in the suburbs of Kampala and Senior Driver though without a driving license . He studied at Shimoni Demonstration School in the center of Kampala from Primary One to Primary Seven.
Chris Nsamba’s skills won him a trip to the United States of America where he was enrolled at W.T White Campus in Dallas. At school he performed well in Physics, biology and later on perfected his skills in Astro physics and Astro biology.
Astrophysicists study objects in the universe, including galaxies and stars to understand what they are made of, their features, their histories, and how they were formed. They might study the formation of the solar system, or the composition of the atmosphere of planets millions of light years away.
You will need to study seriously because Astrophysics combines a lot of disciplines. You will seriously have to work on the math and physics and understand the interrelations. The puzzles of astrophysics will be a lot harder, possibly frustrating.
Astrobiology encompasses the search for habitable environments in our Solar System and on planets around other stars; the search for evidence of prebiotic chemistry or life on Solar System bodies like Mars, Jupiter’s moon Europa, and Saturn’s moon Titan; and research into the origins, early evolution.
Armed with this knowledge he returned to Uganda to put into practice what he had studied. His two projects include making a plane and drones plus baby incubators.
All of them involve taking human beings in space or surviving in space surrounded by machines.
The Young Chris Nsamba knocked on each door to sell his ideas but most of the government officials never listened to him.
He says one day he looked for Dr Diana Atwine, the Head of Health Monitoring Unit in the President’s Office. She listened to Chris Nsamba and promised to help.
In the next story we shall explore how President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni called Chris Nsamba on phone but his appointment has failed to materialize after 10 years.