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redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos has confirmed that the rocket engines retrieved from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean earlier this year by his expedition team are those of the Apollo 11 spacecraft.

The massive F-1 engines, which were located by Bezos’ team off the coast of Cape Canaveral back in March, were said to be warped and covered in rust at the time of their recovery, according to Wired.com‘s Adam Mann.

At the time, that made it impossible to determine exactly which of the Apollo missions they had originated from. On Friday, however, on the eve of the 44th anniversary of the flight that made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin the first men to step foot on the moon, the F-1 engines had been identified.

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