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24 Nov 14 3:01:00 ALMT
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Amazon.com Billionaire Bezos to Build Powerful New Rocket Engine for United Launch Alliance

Billionaire and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos unveils new model of the Blue Origin BE-4 liquid fueled rocket engine at a media briefing at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 17, 2014. Credit: United Launch Alliance

United Launch Alliance (ULA) announced it is partnering with the highly secretive Blue Origin aerospace […]

Historic Apollo Engines Successfully Recovered from Atlantic Ocean

Thrust chamber of one of the Apollo F-1 engines as found on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.Photo Credit: Bezos Expeditions

For fans of the Apollo missions to the Moon, and spaceflight history in general, there is some exciting news: some of the first-stage F-1 engines, which helped to launch the huge Saturn V […]

Blue Origin Successfully Tests Engine

Blue Origin’s successful test of its BE-3 high-performance liquid hydrogen engine thrust chamber at NASA’s Stennis Space Center. Photo Credit: Blue Origin

Blue Origin, the private spaceflight company founded by Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos, is making progress towards orbital launches. Earlier this month, the company successfully fired the thrust chamber assembly for its new 100,000 […]

NASA Administrator Addresses Apollo 11 Engine Discovery

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth

Last week, internet billionaire Jeff Bezos announced he and his team of ‘undersea pros’ had located the mammoth F-1 engines that launched Apollo 11 lying 14,000 feet below the Atlantic, and also announced plans to raise them to the surface for public display. […]

Apollo 11 Engines Located, Plans In Works To Raise Them From The Sea Floor

The launch of Apollo 11. Photo Credit: NASA

The launch of Apollo 11. Photo Credit: NASA

The F-1 engines which launched Apollo 11 towards the Moon on the most powerful vehicle ever created have not been seen since the historic mission thundered off the Earth on July 16, 1969.  The five engines were jettisoned at nearly 40 miles high once the fuel […]