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Recovered Engines Confirmed As From Apollo 11

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 09:36 PM

Amazon CEO says discovery is Apollo 11 rocket engines


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Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos rescued sunken treasure in the Atlantic this year: components of two F-1 rocket engines. Now he says he has verified that they are engines from Apollo 11, the first mission that took U.S. astronauts to the moon.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:25 PM

well, i was gonna say 'bet they end up on ebay', but with the guy who found them being the owner of amazon.com.....


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 02:54 PM

Technically, don't the engine parts belong to NASA?


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 03:03 PM

i dunno MS, i'm not sure how salvage rights work, or if after 40yrs 'finders keepers' would come into play?


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 03:12 PM

View Postmoonshadow60, on 23 July 2013 - 02:54 PM, said:

Technically, don't the engine parts belong to NASA?

Yes, but this salvage was done with NASA's permission and cooperation. The project is not being done for commercial gain and the engines will be displayed in museums.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:04 PM

Excellent!  I probably could have read the article better with my specs on.  Thank you.


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 03:53 AM

Great find I hope they put these in museums.


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 01:19 PM

Just a note. 24 July 1969 Apollo 11 splashed down into the Pacific.

What an awesome experience for Collins, Aldrin and Armstrong.

What an awesome experience for the world.

What's happened?

40 years later, 2 shuttle disasters, Concorde scrapped.

Do we have The Right Stuff anymore?


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 01:43 PM

View PostAntilles, on 24 July 2013 - 01:19 PM, said:

Do we have The Right Stuff anymore?

If you want to know if we have the right stuff watch the ISS go overhead and remember it contains a crew of six from all around the world.

Now ask if we are electing politicians with the right stuff and you might get a totally different answer.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 03:14 PM

Great find, glad to see some of the slowly dwindling backwards slide of our space exploration is now recovered and preserved!





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