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Under the sea: Amazon founder Bezos wants to recover Apollo 11 engines from Atlantic

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28:  Amazon founder J...
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ALICIA CHANG  AP Science Writer
First Posted: March 28, 2012 - 10:55 pm
Last Updated: March 28, 2012 - 10:56 pm

LOS ANGELES — 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.

An undersea expedition spearheaded by Bezos used sonar to find what he said were the F-1 engines located 14,000 feet deep. In an online announcement Wednesday, the 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.

The five engines, which produced nearly 7.7 million pounds of....