Confirmed: Apollo 11 Rocket Engine Recovered from the Sea


” Amazon’s Jeff Bezos says his team has confirmed that relics they recovered in Gulf of Mexico this March are indeed rocket engines and engine parts from the Apollo 11 moon landing mission.

  “One of the conservators who was scanning the objects with a black light and a special lens filter has made a breakthrough discovery – “2044” – stenciled in black paint on the side of one of the massive thrust chambers. 2044 is the Rocketdyne serial number that correlates to NASA number 6044, which is the serial number for F-1 Engine #5 from Apollo 11.” ”