December 4, 2018
The InSight spacecraft landed on Mars Nov. 26. Aaron Yazzie (below), who is Navajo, built the pressure inlet, a part of the auxiliary payload sensor subsystem on the spacecraft. (Photo Courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/Lockheed Martin Space)
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"I have hardware on Mars!"
Aaron Yazzie sat with other NASA engineers holding his breath and hoping the spacecraft would survive the landing on Mars a few days ago.