Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says he has
located the long-submerged F-1 engines that blasted the Apollo 11 Moon mission
In a blog post, Mr Bezos said the five engines were found using advanced
sonar scanning some 14,000ft (4,300m) below the Atlantic Ocean's surface.
Mr Bezos, a billionaire bookseller and spaceflight enthusiast, said he was
making plans to raise one or more.
Apollo 11 carried astronauts on the first Moon landing mission in 1969.
The F-1 engines were used on the giant Saturn V
rocket that carried the Apollo landing module out of the Earth's atmosphere
and towards the Moon.
They burned for just a few minutes before separating from the second stage
module and falling to Earth somewhere in the Atlantic.
Mr Bezos' announcement comes days after film director James Cameron succeeded
in his own deep-sea expedition, reaching the bottom of the Mariana Trench, th
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