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Jeff Bezos picks up a few Saturn 5 rockets

Discussion in 'The OT' started by dpeters11, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. dpeters11

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    He's recovered two rockets from Apollo 11, about 3 miles deep in the Atlantic. He had the blessing of NASA, though no public funds are being used. And they still are the property of NASA, he hopes one will go to the Smithsonian, and the other he's asked that they consider the Museum of Flight in Seattle. Looks like the NASA Administrator was on board with those requests, if the Smithsonian accepts one.

    Even today, the F-1 engine is the most powerful single chamber liquid fuel rocket engine ever developed.

    http://www.bezosexpeditions.com/updates.html
     
  2. scooper

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    Cool story !
     
  3. Cholly

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    Not rockets, but enough engine components to restore two F-1 engines.
    Truly a great accomplishment!
     
  4. Nick

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    I have Prime, so if Mr. Bezos puts one up on Amazon, I get free shipping. I think I'll put it out under the gazebo as a novel, if not a unique yard ornament. :lol:
     
  5. dpeters11

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    Yeah, you caught me using the wrong term. Should have said rocket engines :)
     
  6. Drucifer

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    Yep, it is at least 50 years old. And in the world of science, that's really f'g old.
     
  7. dpeters11

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    The crawler-transporter they used to get the Saturn V to the pad, used for the shuttle and are now upgrading also still hold their record.
     

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