The CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, led an expedition where he plunged more than 4 miles into the Atlantic Ocean with the aid of a sonar system that was developed specifically for the expedition. His goal was to find and recover the Apollo 11 engines that Bezos said, participated in a historic mission that surely was thought of being impossible.
“We photographed many beautiful objects in situ and have now recovered many prime pieces. Each piece we bring on deck conjures for me the thousands of engineers who worked together back then to do what for all time had been thought surely impossible” said Bezos.
Apollo 11 was the first spacecraft from NASA to achieve a lunar landing that had famous crew members onboard like Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.
The F-1 engines that were recovered were part of the powerful Saturn V rocket that had remained in the ocean for 40 years. Now that the Bezos team recovered them, they hope to show them to the public at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington.
Although the pieces found in the “Bezos Expedition” are still owned by NASA, they applauded Bezos efforts in recovering them and congratulated him in a statement.
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