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Robert Pearlman
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Moon rocks and recovered rocket engines to go on exhibit in Seattle

A new museum exhibit will feature space exploration artifacts retrieved from both the surface of the moon and the ocean floor when it opens in Seattle.

The Museum of Flight announced on Wednesday (Jan. 4) that its new space race exhibit will debut to the public on May 20, with moon rocks and once-sunken rocket engines on display.

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From The Museum of Flight on Twitter:
Part of new Apollo exhibit opening in May. It's huge. Direct from Marshall Space Flight Center, the mighty F-1 rocket engine!

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The Museum of Flight has erected its complete F-1 engine in preparation for the opening of its new Apollo exhibit on May 20, 2017:
It took hours to assemble the gantries and get everything perfectly aligned to finally tilt the F-1 engine vertically in the tight spaces of the gallery.

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Which command module is in the background?

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CSM-007, which according to Wikipedia was used for:
...various tests including acoustic vibration and drop tests, and water egress training. CM was refitted with Block II improvements. Underwent testing for Skylab at the McKinley Climatic Laboratory, Eglin AFB, Florida, 1971-1973.

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'Apollo' exhibit: Jeff Bezos' recovered rocket engines debut in Seattle

Nearly 50 years after they were used to launch astronauts to the moon and four years after they were raised off the ocean floor, the massive rocket engines recovered by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos are going on display in Seattle.

The Saturn V F-1 engines, or rather the parts of such due to their being torn apart and eroded, are set opposite a towering unused engine, serving as an example of what they looked like before they were launched. The pair are featured along with other NASA artifacts in "APOLLO," the new permanent exhibit at The Museum of Flight, opening to the public on Saturday (May 20).

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I'm going to see this tomorrow, can't wait!

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Where did they get the LM ascent stage?

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It was built for the museum. And though it is not accessible or visible as displayed, it has a detailed interior.

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Jeff Bezos gives an inspirational talk to students about the Apollo moon missions, recovery of the F-1 engines from the ocean floor and the future of space travel and Blue Origin. This was the opening of the new Apollo exhibit at The Museum of Flight in Seattle.

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VR (360 degree) look inside the museum's Apollo command module.

Works well on Android.

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I was the first "normal" person through the door on the opening day of the exhibit. I saw Bezos walk by but didn't get to hear him or talk with him.

I remember the capsule when it was still a hulk, as it was a boilerplate that has had one heck of a face lift and looks great now.

Lots of good stuff from Pete Conrad and Deke Slayton (including his famous diamond pin that was flown to the surface on Apollo 11) on display there as well. Coupled with the STS FFT across the street, it's an excellent space exhibit and well worth the trip if you're anywhere on the West Coast.

Oh, it also has an amazing collection of other flying machines, too...

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