Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Jeff Bezos recovers Apollo F-1 engines from the ocean floor founder and the man behind Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos, has recovered parts of the F-1 rocket engines used in the Apollo missions. Recovered by remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) from the multi-purpose offshore vessel Seabed Worker, they were brought up from a depth of over 14,000 feet (4,267 m) over a three week period. Bezos has been working on the project for over a year in hopes of recovering the engines used to launch Apollo 11 on July 16, 1969. However, the serial numbers for the recovered engines are missing or partly missing, so identifying which mission the rockets are from will be difficult... Continue Reading Jeff Bezos recovers Apollo F-1 engines from the ocean floor

Section: Science and Education

Tags: Apollo 11, Historic, NASA, Rocket, Space

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