LOS ANGELES (AP) — The huge engines that helped boost the Apollo 11 mission to the moon have been in the Atlantic for more than four decades.
Now an Internet billionaire and space enthusiast says he used sonar to spot the artifacts and wants to raise at least one to the surface.
In a blog post Wednesday, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said he’s making plans to recover the sunken engines, part of the powerful Saturn V rocket that delivered Neil Armstrong to the moon. The engines dropped into the ocean as planned minutes after liftoff in 1969.
The engines belong to NASA, but Bezos hopes they’ll be displayed in a museum. The space agency wished Bezos luck with the recovery.
Bezos offered few details, but said the job will be done with private funds.