Expedition funded by Jeff Bezos has found & recovered engines from an Apollo mission

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  1. 2Manboobs

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    Memories of a once great nation....


    "Amazon's billionaire boss Jeff Bezos has recovered what he believes could be the historic rocket motors that took man to the moon. Bezos funded the expedition to use a robotic submarine to recover the engines from an Apollo mission from three miles below the surface of the sea.

    The team found and recovered engines - but have so far been unable to confirm which mission they were used on.

    Revealing the find, Bezos hailed the discovery as an incredible discovery. 'What an incredible adventure,' he wrote on the Bezos Expeditions site.
    '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.'
    However, much to the teams disappointment, they have so far been unable to identify which mission the rockets were used on.

    It is hoped they could be the F-1 engines on Apollo's Saturn V rocket dropped into the Atlantic minutes after they launched astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins on their historic voyage to the moon.""




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    saw that on the news, pretty cool. i loved apollo program from my yute
     
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    so NASA just left them in the ocean?
     
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    I've always been fascinated with the sheer power of the Saturn-5 rocket they used ... The immense power & technology involved was so far ahead of its time



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    That God for the Nazis :coffee:


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    I don't think they started contemplating recycling anything until the Space Shuttle program.... Not to mention that the engines were 3 miles down at the bottom of the ocean....
     
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    Indeed .. Von Braun was a true genius & visionary
     
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    That's awesome boobs! Great thread......reps!
     
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    God bless
     
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    its how it was designed
     
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    the gemini & apollo program flew by the seat of their pants...men were men & pocket protectors ruled. american ingenuity & pride
     
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    And enormous, gigantamous, HUGE, Elephantitus balls........
     
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    no shit
     
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    Fuckin-A Bubba :salute:
     
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    In less than 3 minutes of powered flight, the first stage engines consumed nearly 2000 metric tons (about 530,000 gallons) of rocket propellant... That's over 2,900 gallons per second !!... The balls it took to sit on top of that kind of power...Friggin borderline insanity, it was ...