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Starting this Friday, you can watch the conservation of historical Apollo Saturn V engines that were recovered from the bottom of the ocean. That is, if you live near or are planning to visit Hutchinson, Kansas.
Those of us who aren’t going to the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center anytime soon can check out these cool images of the preservation efforts, supplied by the museum. A team organized by Jeff Bezos picked up the artifacts, which blasted off from Florida and carried U.S. astronauts to the moon, after they spent more than 40 years lying on the ocean floor. The Bezos team still doesn’t know precisely which Apollo mission these particular engines came from.
edit on 21-5-2013 by CaptainBeno because: (no reason given)edit on 5-24-2013 by Springer because: Added External Content tags and removed excessive quote
Well in the name of space exploration they have several failed projects with misused funds (know plenty of contractors who work there). I'm sure they can cough up some for the historical preservation society IMO.
Originally posted by captainpudding
reply to post by hp1229
It's mostly because NASA is concerned with space exploration, not historical preservation (probably why they didn't see any issue with taping over the original Apollo 11 tapes) so they don't budget or plan on keeping what no longer serves a purpose to them.