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Jeff Bezos Locates Apollo 11 Engines

It’s been 40 years, but the engines that powered Apollo 11 into space have been found by a billionaire bookseller. Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos spent his own money to find the storied F-1 engines somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean. The engines, which had 32 million horsepower and burned through 6,000 pounds of fuel every second, were in use for just a couple of minutes before separating from the spacecraft and falling back to Earth. Bezos didn’t know what kind of condition the engines were in, but still hopes to be able to convince NASA to put them on display at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

March 28, 2012 10:32 PM