March 29, 2012

Putting Apollo 11 Into Perspective

Jeff Bezos, Amazon co-founder and multi-gazillionaire, announced that his expedition team has located the F-1 rocket engines, used to propel Apollo 11 towards the moon, at the bottom of the ocean. They intend to raise these rockets - providing they don't disintegrate after having been in salt water for over nearly 40 years - and donate them to the Smithsonian. 

After hours of drooling on Wikipedia about the Apollo program I thought I'd try and put the Apollo program into perspective. Specifically, the size and incredible power of the rocket used to launch humans onto another celestial body.