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Amazon CEO wants to raise sunken Apollo 11 engines

March 29, 2012 • National News


FILE – In this file photo made May 25, 2010, Amazon.com Inc. CEO and founder Jeff Bezos speaks during the company’s shareholders meeting in Seattle. An undersea expedition spearheaded by Bezos used sonar to find what he said were the F-1 engines that helped boost the Apollo 11 mission to the moon located 14,000 feet deep in the Atlantic. In an online announcement Wednesday, March 28, 2012, the Amazon.com CEO and founder said he is drawing up plans to recover the sunken engines, part of the mighty Saturn V rocket that launched Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins on their moon mission. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For more than four decades, the powerful engines that helped boost the Apollo 11 mission to the moon have rested in the Atlantic. Now Internet billionaire and space enthusiast Jeff Bezos wants to raise at least one of them to the surface.

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