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Jeff Bezos seeks to recover Apollo 11 F1 Engines from Ocean Floor

Mar 29 2012, 7:17am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Jeff Bezos recovers Apollo 11 F1 Engines from Ocean Floor

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced a new expedition. He is funding a project to recover the F1 Engines from the Apollo 11 mission from their resting place 14,000 feet deep on the ocean floor.

The Apollo 11 mission from 1969 is possibly the most famous NASA mission. To lift the rocket NASA developed the F1 rocket engines with 32 million horsepower. Five F-1 engines burned for just a few minutes to get Neil Armstrong and his fellow astronauts on their way to the moon. After that they plunged back to Earth into the Atlantic Ocean, as planned. Jeff Bezos announced that, using state-of-the-art deep sea sonar, a team has found the Apollo 11 engines lying 14,000 feet below the surface. Jeff Bezos is now funding the attempt to raise one or more of the F1 engines from the ocean floor.

This project is in the early stages, and nobody knows what condition the 40 year old rocket engines are in. Via the Jeff Bezos Expedition site.

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