saturnv Amazon CEO to recover Apollo 11 rocket engines from ocean floor

Amazon's CEO, Jeff Bezos, is leading an effort to recover the engines of the Apollo 11 space rocket from the darkest depths of the ocean's floor.

Amazon's CEO, Jeff Bezos, is leading an effort to recover the engines of the Apollo 11 space rocket from the darkest depths of the ocean's floor.

 
The billionaire founder of the online bookstore, which has expanded into other areas, including tablet computers with its Kindle Fire, has always expressed interest in space exploration and the achievement of putting a person on the moon in 1969.
 
Bezos has spearheaded attempts to locate the missing engines of the Saturn V rocket, which plummeted into the Atlantic after the launch of one of the world's most important space missions. Bezos' team believe they have found the engines, some 14,000 feet beneath the sea, and now they are planning an expedition to recover them.
 
Bezos is privately funding this project, which has an undisclosed cost, but will likely be several million dollars.
 
saturnv Amazon CEO to recover Apollo 11 rocket engines from ocean floor
 
Plans for the recovery of the 19-foot engines are still in the early stages, with no timeframe established for when they will be lifted from the ocean floor. It will likely take several days or weeks from the beginning of the process until they are on display in a museum.
 
Another problem is that it may be difficult to rescue the engines without damaging them. They have been lying in the sea for over 40 years and may have been damaged when they landed. Bezos and his team will want to ensure that as much of them as possible can be salvaged without destroying anything, which could make the process take even longer.
 
"There has always been great interest in artifacts from the early days of space exploration and his announcement only adds to the enthusiasm of those interested in NASA's history," said Bob Jacobs, spokesperson for NASA.