Mapping Columbia

On December 10, the Smithsonian removed the Plexiglas cover protecting the Columbia capsule from the Apollo 11 mission in order to begin a computer scan of the interior and exterior of the capsule to permit the creation of virtual 3D replicas of the command module that took Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins to the moon in 1969.
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Apollo 11 Engines Confirmed

Jeff Bezos has confirmed that the engines his team discovered on the ocean floor in March are in fact the engines which launched the Apollo XI to the Moon in 1969. His announcement, based on the discovery of part numbers at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson, comes one day before the 44th anniversary of the first lunar landing, accomplished by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin using the engines Bezos has recovered.

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Apollo 11 Engines Found

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has announced that a privately funded effort has located and recovered two of Apollo 11’s first stage F1 engines located on the ocean floor about 350 miles from Cape Canaveral in 3 miles of water. The engines were part of the first stage booster that lifted Apollo 11 on the flight that resulted in the first manned landing on the moon.

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