Aaron Yazzie’s (Navajo) work is literally out of this world. Lately, the NASA mechanical engineer’s main job is designing the machinery gathering information 140 million miles away on the surface of Mars. In November he and his fellow scientists celebrated the end of an anxious six months, waiting for the successful flight and deployment of the unmanned Mars lander, InSight. We’ll hear about his own journey from the Navajo Nation to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Break 1 Music: Steamboat Akalii Song (song) Jay Begaye (artist) Horses Are Our Journey World (album)
Break 2 Music: Plains Vs Coast, Pt 2 (song) Fawn Wood (artist) Iskwewak (album)