Bezos Expeditions, operated by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, stated that they have recovered several Apollo F-1 rocket engines, as reported on their website.
The F-1 engine was the power for NASA’s Saturn V rockets that launched astronauts to the Moon during the late 1960’s and 70’s Apollo missions.
The Saturn V rockets had five F-1 engines that dropped into the Atlantic Ocean after lift-off from Cape Canaveral and were presumed lost forever.
Bezos has expressed a desire for the engines to be displayed, although where is the question. NASA retains ownership of the engines and all of the parts.
“We look forward to the restoration of these engines by the Bezos team and applaud Jeff’s desire to make these historic artifacts available for public display,” said Charles Bolden, NASA administrator.
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