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Apollo rocket engines recovered by Bezos team

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Posted in Science on 21st Mar, 2013 09:40 PM by AlexMuller

Two long-lost engines from Apollo-era rockets have been hauled from a depth of more than 4km in the Atlantic Ocean. The F-1 engines are from the first stage of a Saturn rocket, which were used throughout the Apollo programme - one of which launched men to the Moon.

 

A number of engines were first found nearly a year ago by Bezos Expeditions, run by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

 

The two recovered engines will now be restored and put on public display. The F-1 was a workhorse engine for the US space agency Nasa as the most powerful single-chamber liquid-fuelled engine ever developed. Five F-1 engines sat at the bottom of the Saturn-V rockets used throughout the Apollo programme.

 

After three weeks at sea, the Bezos Expeditions team recovered two such engines using remotely-operated vehicles.

 

Because the engines' serial numbers are partially missing, it remains unclear which Apollo mission they are from - that may become clearer during restoration.



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