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Re: Amazon founder finds Apollo engines on ocean floor
« Reply #140 on: 08/28/2013 12:52 PM »
They have 3 cams up and running on this site of the F-1 redo.
 
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Re: Amazon founder finds Apollo engines on ocean floor
« Reply #141 on: 03/17/2014 02:51 PM »
Amazon CEO's F-1 rocket engine recovery team honored by Explorers Club
http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-031714a-bezos_f1engines_explorersclub_award.html

The private expedition that successfully recovered from the ocean floor historic NASA moon rocket engines was honored in New York on Saturday (March 15) by a venerable group of explorers, including an astronaut who rode to space atop those very same engines.

The Apollo F-1 Engine Search and Recovery Team, as led by Amazon.com founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos, received the Citation of Merit from The Explorers Club, a professional society that promotes scientific exploration of the land, sea, air and space. The award was presented to Bezos by the club's president Alan Nichols and Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who in 1969 joined Neil Armstrong to become the first men to walk on the moon.

"We were delighted and honored that Buzz Aldrin made the trip to present the award himself," Bezos wrote on his expedition's website on Sunday. "It's a big honor and well-deserved by a truly remarkable group of explorers."



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Re: Amazon founder finds Apollo engines on ocean floor
« Reply #142 on: 08/04/2015 10:46 PM »
Apollo moon rocket engines recovered by Amazon CEO preserved for display
http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-080415a-f1-engines-conservation-cosmosphere.html

Two and a half years after an expedition led by the CEO of Amazon.com raised them off the ocean floor, the historic rocket engine parts that launched NASA astronauts on at least three missions to the moon are now preserved for museum display.

The conservation team at the Cosmosphere International SciEd Center and Space Museum (formerly known as the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center) in Hutchinson, Kansas completed researching and stabilizing the 25,000 pounds (11,340 kg) of Saturn V F-1 engine parts in June.

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Re: Amazon founder finds Apollo engines on ocean floor
« Reply #143 on: 11/19/2015 04:31 PM »
Amazon CEO delivers historic NASA moon engines to Seattle museum
http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-111915a-bezos-f1-engines-seattle.html

Amazon.com's CEO personally oversaw the delivery of some large artifacts from NASA's history on Thursday (Nov. 19), completing a cross-country shipment that has traveled by truck, boat and rocket.

Jeff Bezos, the online retailer's billionaire founder, came to The Museum of Flight in Seattle to welcome the restored remains of F-1 rocket engines that were used to launch the second and fifth Apollo missions to land astronauts on the moon. Three years ago, Bezos funded the expedition that discovered and raised the massive engine parts from the Atlantic Ocean's floor.

"It took a lot of 21st century underwater tech and an extraordinary team of skilled professionals to find these historical treasures and, thanks to them, NASA, and The Museum of Flight, now a whole new generation of young people will be able to see these amazing engines on display," Bezos said in a statement.

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Re: Amazon founder finds Apollo engines on ocean floor
« Reply #144 on: 03/17/2017 06:34 PM »
The museum plans to open the exhibit in about two months: http://www.museumofflight.org/Exhibits/Apollo

Attached are some CGI mock-ups from the website.
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Re: Amazon founder finds Apollo engines on ocean floor
« Reply #145 on: 05/20/2017 05:05 PM »
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Apollo moon rocket engines finally fill a place of honor at Museum of Flight https://www.geekwire.com/2017/apollo-moon-engines-museum-flight/ via @GeekWire

https://twitter.com/museumofflight/status/865599299559632898

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Re: Amazon founder finds Apollo engines on ocean floor
« Reply #146 on: 05/20/2017 05:28 PM »
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Live in the new APOLLO exhibit! @JeffBezos chats with kids about his inspirations and passions! #TMOFAPOLLO

https://twitter.com/museumofflight/status/865968475293888512

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Re: Amazon founder finds Apollo engines on ocean floor
« Reply #147 on: 05/20/2017 05:47 PM »
Live in the new APOLLO exhibit! @JeffBezos chats with kids about his inspirations and passions!

Sample question from kid: Can you give me a million dollars?

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Re: Amazon founder finds Apollo engines on ocean floor
« Reply #148 on: 05/20/2017 07:26 PM »
geekwire has a write-up of Jeff Bezos' talk and Q&A with full video:

https://www.geekwire.com/2017/jeff-bezos-kids-apollo/

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