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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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Navajo mechanical engineer Aaron Yazzie contributes to Mars landing

"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.