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Bezos Expeditions Apollo 11 engine recovery (pictures)

A crew funded by Amazon's billionaire founder and CEO recovers significant pieces of the engines that powered the Apollo 11 mission that put the first humans on the moon.

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F-1 thrust chamber

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos sent a crew to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean to recover engines from the Apollo 11 mission that landed the first humans on the moon. Here's what they accomplished in their three weeks at sea.

Workers aboard the ship Seabed Worker recover a thrust chamber from an F-1 rocket used to send the Apollo 11 to the moon.

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Gas generator and manifold

A Bezos Expeditions worker cleans off a gas generator and manifold from an Apollo 11 engine recovered from the Atlantic Ocean floor.
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Injector and liquid oxygen dome

Here, an injector and liquid oxygen dome from an Apollo 11 engine get a cleaning.
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Heat exchanger

This heat exchanger from an Apollo engine has seen better days.
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Turbine

A turbine from an Apollo 11 engine, recovered by Bezos Expeditions from the Atlantic Ocean floor.
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Thrust chamber and fuel manifold

This is a thrust chamber and fuel manifold from an Apollo 11 engine.
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Rocket nozzle

A nozzle from an Apollo 11 engine, seen where it landed on the the Atlantic Ocean floor.
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Saturn V stage structure

This eerie image shows the Saturn V stage structure from the Apollo 11 rocket in its watery resting place.

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