Apollo 11 Rocket Engine

bezos-engineapollo-11-serial-numberAmazon CEO Recovered Apollo 11 Rocket Engine

Corrosion removed from the base of a Saturn V engine thrust chamber recovered by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has exposed the serial number “Unit No 2044” stamped into the part’s surface.

The marking positively identifies the F-1 part as having launched on Apollo 11. After it was launched fourty-four years ago, and landed on the moon, this piece of the Apollo 11 made it home and was discovered on the ocean floor in a secret mission to find parts of the Apollo.

Read more on this story at space.com.

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