Poll: Should NASA's Lost Apollo 11 Rocket Engines be Raised from the Ocean Floor?
By Tariq Malik, Space.com Managing Editor |
Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is planning a private expedition to recover the Saturn V rocket engines that launched the historic Apollo 11 moon landing flight in 1969. But should NASA's lost Apollo 11 moon rocket engines be retrieved from the ocean floor?
Yes! The Apollo 11 moon rocket engines belong to the world for all to see.
No, leave them as they are as a testament and memorial to the early days of human space exploration.
Tariq joined Purch's Space.com team in 2001 as a staff writer, and later editor, covering human spaceflight, exploration and space science. He became Space.com's Managing Editor in 2009. Before joining Space.com, Tariq was a staff reporter for The Los Angeles Times. He is also an Eagle Scout (yes, he has the Space Exploration merit badge) and went to Space Camp four times as a kid and a fifth time as an adult. He has journalism degrees from the University of Southern California and New York University. To see his latest project, you can follow Tariq on Google+, Twitter and on Facebook.