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Jeff Bezos aims to bring up Apollo 11's sunken enginesAmazon.com's billionaire founder, Jeff Bezos, says he's funded a successful effort to locate the mammoth rocket engines that sent the Apollo 11 mission on the first leg of its mission to the moon — and now he's planning to bring them up from the Atlantic Ocean floor. (cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com) More...
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I would be more impressed if he went to the moon and brought back the launch pad for the LEM (Lunar Excursion Module.)
Agreed. Those Stage One boosters can't be in great shape after falling 40 miles and then being in salt water for 40+ years. And ... so what if he does find them?
The first thought that I had Jay.
How does he know they are the S-IC-6 engines? Wikipedia shows 6 of the first stages impacted the water within 2 miles of each other.
Obviously a billionaire and his money are soon parted.
These are Rocketdyne engines and were built to last forever!