Haynes alloy used to land NASA rover on Mars
Haynes Alloy makes it to Mars -- Kokomo Tribune
Special metal was melted in Kokomo at company's plant on Defenbaugh St.
For at least the next few centuries, a little piece of Kokomo will be laying quietly on the red surface of Mars, located about 128 million miles from the city.
That’s because a special alloy made at Haynes International was used on the Sky Crane thrusters that lowered NASA’s Perseverance rover onto the planet on Thursday to search for ancient signs of life.