Amazon's Jeff Bezos recovers from the Atlantic the rockets of Apollo 11

Apollo F-1 engines, that boosted U.S. astronauts to the moon in the 1960s and 1970s, recovered from the bottom of the Atlantic by Jeff Bezos and his company Bezos Expeditions.

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Amazon's Jeff Bezos recovers from the Atlantic the rockets of Apollo 11

“The technology used for the recovery is in its own way as otherworldly as the Apollo technology itself. The Remotely Operated Vehicles worked at a depth of more than 14,000 feet, tethered to our ship with fiber optics for data and electric cables transmitting power at more than 4,000 volts. We on the team were often struck by poetic echoes of the lunar missions. The buoyancy of the ROVs looks every bit like microgravity. The blackness of the horizon. The gray and colorless ocean floor. Only the occasional deep sea fish broke the illusion.”

Jeff Bezos said:

“What an incredible adventure. We are right now onboard the Seabed Worker headed back to Cape Canaveral after finishing three weeks at sea, working almost 3 miles below the surface. We found so much. We’ve seen an underwater wonderland – an incredible sculpture garden of twisted F-1 engines that tells the story of a fiery and violent end, one that serves testament to the Apollo program. 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.”



Amazon's Jeff Bezos recovers from the Atlantic the rockets of Apollo 11

Amazon's Jeff Bezos recovers from the Atlantic the rockets of Apollo 11

Apollo 11Image © NASA

Apollo 11Image © Kennedy Space Center



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