Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Jeff Bezos finds Apollo 11-Saturn V First Stage

Separation and staging of the Apollo 11-Saturn V First Stage, July 16, 1969, from the Airborne Lightweight Optical Tracking System (ALOTS), a 70mm camera mounted on an Air Force EC-135N. Separation occurred at an altitude of 60 kilometers, 81 kilometers downrange from Pad 39A, Kennedy Space Center [NASA].
Marc Boucher
via NASA Watch

"I'm excited to report that, using state-of-the-art deep sea sonar, the team has found the Apollo 11 engines lying 14,000 feet below the surface, and we're making plans to attempt to raise one or more of them from the ocean floor. We don't know yet what condition these engines might be in - they hit the ocean at high velocity and have been in salt water for more than 40 years. On the other hand, they're made of tough stuff, so we'll see."

F1-Engine Recovery - Bezos Expeditions

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