Amazon CEO recovers Apollo engines from Atlantic

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posted on Mar, 21 2013 @ 12:57 PM
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This is interesting news. Though the engines are useless in today's advanced aerospace industry, they both mark a significant achievement and era in space exploration. Imagine if Voyager-1 is recoverable in the future sometime from the deep space


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rusted pieces of two Apollo-era rocket engines that helped boost astronauts to the moon have been fished out of the murky depths of the Atlantic, Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos and NASA said Wednesday.

A privately funded expedition led by Bezos raised the main engine parts during three weeks at sea and was headed back to Cape Canaveral, Fla., the launch pad for the manned lunar missions.

"We've seen an underwater wonderland — an incredible sculpture garden of twisted F-1 engines that tells the story of a fiery and violent end," Bezos wrote in an online posting.

Last year, the Bezos team used sonar to spot the sunken engines resting nearly 3 miles deep in the Atlantic and 360 miles from Cape Canaveral. At the time, the Internet mogul said the artifacts were part of the Apollo 11 mission that gave the world "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."


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posted on Mar, 21 2013 @ 01:04 PM
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I'm sure they'll end up on Pawn Stars.



posted on Mar, 21 2013 @ 01:04 PM
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Double post
edit on 21-3-2013 by OptimusSubprime because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 21 2013 @ 01:06 PM
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such is the state of the economy.



posted on Mar, 21 2013 @ 01:45 PM
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I sure hope this can be put on display somewhere for us curious folk to take a look at rather than sell it to some private collection/big honcho





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