We’ve seen an underwater wonderland – an incredible sculpture garden of twisted F-1 engines that tells the story of a fiery and violent end, one that serves testament to the Apollo program. We photographed many beautiful objects in situ and have now recovered many prime pieces. Each piece we bring on deck conjures for me the thousands of engineers who worked together back then to do what for all time had been thought surely impossible.
This was an expedition funded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos that has managed to recover two engines from the Saturn V rockets which served as the Apollo launch vehicles during the 60s and 70s.
The history that these engines represent is extremely important. There’s no way to know which Apollo missions they were part of yet as the identification numbers have all but worn away, though we’ll no doubt find out soon.