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Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-19-2015 11:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Amazon CEO delivers historic NASA moon engines to Seattle museum

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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posted 11-19-2015 01:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurg Bolli   Click Here to Email Jurg Bolli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is great, I HAVE to go to see this one day.

Robert Pearlman
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Photos: Recovered NASA engines land at Seattle's Museum of Flight

At a press conference held on Thursday (Nov. 19) — on the anniversary of the second manned moon landing in 1969 — The Museum of Flight in Seattle made the first public showing of the recovered remains of the F-1 rocket engines used to launch NASA's historic Apollo 12 and Apollo 16 missions.

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Will any other museums in the U.S. be displaying recovered F-1 artifacts?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-21-2015 10:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From the above article:
The Apollo 11 engine components, which included a thrust chamber, a liquid oxygen dome and injector plate, a turbo pump and a heat exchanger, are currently being held at the Cosmosphere for donation to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The Washington, D.C. institution plans to exhibit the F-1 engine components as part of its new "Destination Moon" gallery, slated to open in 2020.

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Over a long Thanksgiving weekend, some of my family and I made a visit to The Museum of Flight. The display shown in Robert's photo from Nov. 20 was the only one available of the F-1 recovered parts at the time, but I would DEFINITELY recommend this museum to all readers of cS.

This is an incredible museum for anybody interested in all things aerospace. Also, if you are healthy, do not pass up the fighter plane flight simulator! I think I'm still smiling!

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Geoff Nunn, the Adjunct Curator for Space History at Seattle's Museum of Flight gives a sneak peek at the Apollo F-1 engine parts that will be in the museum's galleries next year. These engines were recovered from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean decades after the Apollo moon missions.

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