Wednesday, April 16, 2014   |   3,797 users online
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos  ·  Chat  ·  Blogs
Find: in

Apollo 11 engines discovered on sea floor


Posted on Tuesday, 23 July, 2013 | Comment icon 9 comments | News tip by: Waspie_Dwarf


Image credit: NASA


 
Engine parts found during underwater exploration have turned out to be from the first Moon landing.

The discovery was made by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his team during an expedition to recover and conserve technological treasures from the bottom of the Atlantic. It wasn't until the engine parts had been hauled up and examined that their significance could be determined - they were part of the Saturn V rocket that carried Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the Moon aboard Apollo 11.

Speaking on Friday Bezos commented on the find. "44 years ago tomorrow Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon, and now we have recovered a critical technological marvel that made it all possible," he said. "The technology used for the recovery is in its own way as otherworldly as the Apollo technology itself."

"Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos rescued sunken treasure in the Atlantic this year: components of two F-1 rocket engines."

  View: Full article |  Source: CNN

  Discuss: View comments (9)

   


 
<< Previous story
 Are dogs able to see in color ?
Next story >>
 Global warming 'on pause'
 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by shrooma on 23 July, 2013, 12:25
well, i was gonna say 'bet they end up on ebay', but with the guy who found them being the owner of amazon.com.....
Comment icon #2 Posted by moonshadow60 on 23 July, 2013, 14:54
Technically, don't the engine parts belong to NASA?
Comment icon #3 Posted by shrooma on 23 July, 2013, 15:03
i dunno MS, i'm not sure how salvage rights work, or if after 40yrs 'finders keepers' would come into play?
Comment icon #4 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf on 23 July, 2013, 15:12
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.
Comment icon #5 Posted by moonshadow60 on 23 July, 2013, 19:04
Excellent! I probably could have read the article better with my specs on. Thank you.
Comment icon #6 Posted by coolguy on 24 July, 2013, 3:53
Great find I hope they put these in museums.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Antilles on 24 July, 2013, 13:19
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?
Comment icon #8 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf on 24 July, 2013, 13:43
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.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Vigilanis on 9 August, 2013, 15:14
Great find, glad to see some of the slowly dwindling backwards slide of our space exploration is now recovered and preserved!
Please Login or Register to post a comment.
Other news in this category
Does Pluto have a subterranean ocean ?
Posted 4-16-2014 | 1 comment
A new theory suggests that Pluto, like Europa and Enceladus, may be home to a liquid water ocean....
 
New twin experiment to test effects of space
Posted 4-15-2014 | 8 comments
NASA is set to conduct an unprecedented new study in to the way space can affect the human body....
 
Russia to build permanent Moon base
Posted 4-13-2014 | 38 comments
Russia has big plans for its space program in the coming years and the Moon is its next target....
 
'Cherry tree from space' blooms years early
Posted 4-12-2014 | 21 comments
Scientists have been left baffled by the accelerated growth of a seed that had spent a year in space....
 
Possible exomoon candidate discovered
Posted 4-11-2014 | 40 comments
Scientists have identified what could be a natural satellite orbiting a planet in another solar system....
 
NASA begins building asteroid spacecraft
Posted 4-10-2014 | 8 comments
The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will visit a nearby asteroid, obtain samples and then return them to Earth....
 
Colonization requires at least 10,000 people
Posted 4-9-2014 | 53 comments
A new study has calculated how many people it would take to viably populate another planet....
 
Rover photographs mystery light on Mars
Posted 4-8-2014 | 136 comments
NASA's Curiosity rover has managed to capture an image of an anomalous light on the Martian surface....
 
Scientists confirm 'great lake' on Enceladus
Posted 4-4-2014 | 17 comments
New data from the Cassini space probe has confirmed the presence of water under the moon's surface....
 
Could genetics be the key to colonization ?
Posted 3-29-2014 | 6 comments
Scientists may be able to alter our genes to make the human colonization of other planets more viable....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.6 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2014
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ