NASA Apollo Moon Rocket Engines Recovered by Jeff Bezos (Photos)

Apollo Saturn V Rocket Engine: Sea Floor

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The thrust chamber of one of five first stage F-1 rocket engines used to launch one of NASA's mighty Saturn V rocket on a historic Apollo moon mission is seen on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean in this Bezos Expeditions image. Billionaire Jeff Bezos financed the expedition. Image released March 20, 2013.

Bezos' Audacious Plan: Raise Saturn V's Engines from the Bottom of the Sea (Infographic)

Karl Tate, SPACE.com Contributor

The floor of the Atlantic is littered with the wreckage of Apollo era rocket hardware. See how Jeff Bezos salvaged NASA Apollo moon rocket engines from the seafloor in this Space.com infographic.

Bezos Expeditions: Apollo Saturn V Rocket Structure

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This image released March 20, 2013, shows part of the first-stage structure of the Saturn V rocket used to launch one of NASA's historic Apollo moon missions.

Bezos Expeditions: Saturn V F-1 Engine Thrust Chamber

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Bezos Expeditions crew members work with the thrust chamber of a recovered F-1 rocket engine from the Saturn V rocket that launched one of NASA's historic Apollo moon missions in this photo. Billionaire Jeff Bezos financed the recovery effort in the Atlantic Ocean and announced its success on March 20, 2013.

Bezos Expeditions: Saturn V F-1 Rocket Engine Nozzle Hat

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Bezos Expeditions crew members clean a nozzle hat component of an F-1 rocket engine used to launch one of NASA's mighty Saturn V rockets during the historic Apollo moon missions. Image released on March 20, 2013.

NASA Apollo 11 Saturn V Engines

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This NASA file photo shows the first stage of the mighty Saturn V rocket used to launch the historic Apollo 11 moon landing mission in 1969 as the booster was being built. The five huge F-1 rocket engines were discarded into the Atlantic Ocean after the July 16, 1969 launch.

Saturn V Moon Rocket Engine: The F-1

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A close-up view of an F-1 engine for the Saturn V rocket’s first stage. Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos says he has found the five engines used to launch Apollo 11 and plans to raise at least one from the ocean floor.

Bezos Expeditions: Saturn V F-1 Engine Thrust Chamber

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In this photo, Bezos Expeditions crew members work with the thrust chamber of a recovered F-1 rocket engine from the Saturn V rocket that launched one of NASA's historic Apollo moon missions. Billionaire Jeff Bezos financed the recovery effort in the Atlantic Ocean and announced its success on March 20, 2013.

Bezos Expeditions: Saturn V F-1 Engine Gas Generator

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Bezos Expeditions team members clean a gas generator component of an F-1 rocket engine recovered from the Atlantic Ocean floor. The rocket engine was one of five used to launch a mighty Saturn V rocket on one of NASA's Apollo moon missions in the 1960s and 1970s. Image released on March 20, 2013.

Apollo Saturn V Rocket Engine Heat Exchanger

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The heat exchanger for an F-1 rocket engine used on the Saturn V that launched one of NASA's historic Apollo moon missions is seen in this Bezos Expeditions image released on March 20, 2013.

Apollo Saturn V Rocket Engine: LOX Dome

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A Bezos Expeditions team member sprays the LOX Dome of a recovered F-1 rocket engine that launched a mighty Saturn V rocket on one of NASA's historic Apollo moon missions. The expedition supporter, billionaire Jeff Bezos, announced the engine recovery on March 20, 2013.

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