Friday, March 30, 2012

More about the Apollo 11 engine recovery project

Space.com came up with this nice infographic. I'd still like to hear more about the search process. And, of course, the plans for recovery too.
"If they're intact, they're like 9 tons each...That is not going to be easy to bring to the surface." - Curt Newport to MSNBC.com's Alan Boyle.
Curt knows what of he speaks - In 1999, he led the expedition to locate and recover Virgil “Gus” Grissom’s Liberty Bell 7 from 16,043 feet of water. (He's also a sport rocketeer and occasional MDRA flier.)

Find out about the Saturn V rocket engines that Jeff Bezos hopes to raise from the bottom of the sea, in this SPACE.com infographic.
Source: SPACE.com: All about our solar system, outer space and exploration