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Apollo 11 Moon Rocket's F-1 Engines Explained (Infographic)

Learn how Amazon founder Jeff Bezos plans to raise sunken Apollo 11 moon rocket engines from the Atlantic Ocean floor in this infographic.
Learn how Amazon founder Jeff Bezos plans to raise sunken Apollo 11 moon rocket engines from the Atlantic Ocean floor in this infographic. (Image credit: Karl Tate, SPACE.com Contributor)

Billionaire space enthusiast and entrepreneur Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com, has announced an audacious plan to retrieve the five massive rocket engines used to launch NASA's historic Apollo 11 mission to land the first men on the moon in 1969. The five F-1 rocket engines were jettisoned along with the rest of the Saturn V moon rocket's first stage after liftoff. For more than 40 years, they've sat on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. See what the Apollo 11 F-1 moon rocket engines were like in this SPACE.com infographic.

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Karl Tate

Karl's association with Space.com goes back to 2000, when he was hired to produce interactive Flash graphics. From 2010 to 2016, Karl worked as an infographics specialist across all editorial properties of Purch (formerly known as TechMediaNetwork).  Before joining Space.com, Karl spent 11 years at the New York headquarters of The Associated Press, creating news graphics for use around the world in newspapers and on the web.  He has a degree in graphic design from Louisiana State University and now works as a freelance graphic designer in New York City.