X

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.

JayGreeneHS2012urban01Squarecrop.jpg
JayGreeneHS2012urban01Squarecrop.jpg
Jay Greene
Jay Greene, a CNET senior writer, works from Seattle and focuses on investigations and analysis. He's a former Seattle bureau chief for BusinessWeek and author of the book "Design Is How It Works: How the Smartest Companies Turn Products into Icons" (Penguin/Portfolio).
Jay Greene
image_1_lg.jpg
1 of 8 Bezos Expeditions

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.

image_2_lg.jpg
2 of 8 Bezos Expeditions

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.
image_3_lg.jpg
3 of 8 Bezos Expeditions

Injector and liquid oxygen dome

Here, an injector and liquid oxygen dome from an Apollo 11 engine get a cleaning.
image_5_lg.jpg
4 of 8 Bezos Expeditions

Heat exchanger

This heat exchanger from an Apollo engine has seen better days.
image_6_lg.jpg
5 of 8 Bezos Expeditions

Turbine

A turbine from an Apollo 11 engine, recovered by Bezos Expeditions from the Atlantic Ocean floor.
image_7_lg.jpg
6 of 8 Bezos Expeditions

Thrust chamber and fuel manifold

This is a thrust chamber and fuel manifold from an Apollo 11 engine.
image_9_lg.jpg
7 of 8 Bezos Expeditions

Rocket nozzle

A nozzle from an Apollo 11 engine, seen where it landed on the the Atlantic Ocean floor.
image_10_lg.jpg
8 of 8 Bezos Expeditions

Saturn V stage structure

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

More Galleries

My Favorite Shots From the Galaxy S24 Ultra's Camera
A houseplant

My Favorite Shots From the Galaxy S24 Ultra's Camera

20 Photos
Honor's Magic V2 Foldable Is Lighter Than Samsung's Galaxy S24 Ultra
magic-v2-2024-foldable-1383

Honor's Magic V2 Foldable Is Lighter Than Samsung's Galaxy S24 Ultra

10 Photos
The Samsung Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus Looks Sweet in Aluminum
Samsung Galaxy S24

The Samsung Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus Looks Sweet in Aluminum

23 Photos
Samsung's Galaxy S24 Ultra Now Has a Titanium Design
The Galaxy S24 Ultra in multiple colors

Samsung's Galaxy S24 Ultra Now Has a Titanium Design

23 Photos
I Took 600+ Photos With the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max. Look at My Favorites
img-0368.jpg

I Took 600+ Photos With the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max. Look at My Favorites

34 Photos
17 Hidden iOS 17 Features and Settings on Your iPhone
Invitation for the Apple September iPhone 15 event

17 Hidden iOS 17 Features and Settings on Your iPhone

18 Photos
AI or Not AI: Can You Spot the Real Photos?
img-1599-2.jpg

AI or Not AI: Can You Spot the Real Photos?

17 Photos