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."
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