Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket engines recovered from floor of Atlantic

// March 31st, 2013 // Astronomy and Space News


Apollo 11 Saturn 5 rocket engine lying on bottom of Atlantic ocean

Two of the five Saturn V rocket engines that powered NASA’s July 19, 1969 Apollo 11 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, has been recovered from the Atlantic ocean floor in an expedition sponsored by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The rockets, which had a shelf life of only 165 seconds, were jettisoned into the waters of the Atlantic and have sat there, undisturbed, for nearly 50 years. The engines were located using sonar and raised 14,000 feet to the surface using remote operated vehicles.  Bezos plans to have the engines cleaned up and partially restored (and hopefully placed on display for the public).

Recovered Apollo 11 Saturn 5 rocket engine

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