Jeff Bezos discovers Apollo 11 rocket engines on the sea bed

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Jeff Bezos discovers Apollo 11 rocket engines on the sea bed.

When you’ve made as much money as Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has, you’ve
maybe earned the right to undertake some bizarre initiatives. For Bezos,
the dream of finding the original Apollo 11 engines has been occupying
part of his time for the last year. Working with a team of “undersea
pros,” Bezos has announced that he has found the massive F-1 engines
that shot the first moon mission into orbit about 14,000 feet under the
Atlantic Ocean. Best of all, he’s going to retrieve them.

The Saturn V rocket was a stunning, unreal 363-foot tall obelisk that
weighed over 6 million pounds. You don’t get that into the sky with just
any engine — the F-1 rocket engine was capable of putting out 1.5
million pounds of thrust, or about 32 million horsepower. The F-1 is
still the most powerful single-chamber liquid fuel rocket ever designed.
The 19-foot tall F-1 engines were jettisoned early in each Apollo flight
as the first stage separated, sending the rest of the launch vehicle on
toward the moon.

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Don McKenzie schrieb:

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Hello,

Apollo 11 was not the first moon mission, not even the first manned moon
mission. Two manned missions before also got into an orbit around the
moon, Apollo 9 and 10. Apollo 11 was the first manned moon landing mission.

Bye


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Hi Mister Snarky Nitpicker, you forgot Apollo 8, first manned launch of
Saturn V in December 1968, first manned mission to leave Earth orbit and it
achieved ten lunar orbits. That makes three manned lunar orbital missions
before the manned landing. If you insist on picking nits at least get your
information right.



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Peter Howard schrieb:

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Hello,

but this is also not correct. Apollo 9 was operating only in earth
orbit, not in a lunar orbit. There were only two manned lunar orbital
missions before the manned landing.
I just typed 9 instead of 8, but two missions is correct.

Bye


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You mean they have ice-bergs in space too?

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In the visitors centre at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral,
Florida they have a full Saturn V rocket on display (on it's side inside
a building. You can get up close to this huge thing and the size of the
engine is absolutely massive. Well worth a look if in that part of the
world.

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If you can't make it to there, you can at least get to see one of the
engines (claimed to be the only F-1 on public display outside of the
US of A) at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.


Andy Wood
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