ICYMI: Haynes alloy makes it to Mars
Haynes alloy used to land NASA rover on Mars
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.