Bezos expedition retrieves Apollo rocket engines from ocean floor

A heat exchanger from an Apollo F-1 engine is seen in this handout photo from Bezos ExpeditionsBy Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – A recovery team funded by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has plucked two rocket engines from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean that were used to send astronauts to the moon more than 40 years ago, he wrote on the project's website on Wednesday. Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon, last year announced plans to search the sea floor for rocket motors shed during Saturn 5 launches to the moon during the 1969-1972 Apollo program. Bezos Expeditions found and retrieved two Saturn 5 first-stage engines from three miles beneath the Atlantic Ocean. …


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NASA steps up security after arrest of former contractor

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – NASA has shut down access to an online database and banned new requests from Chinese and some other foreign nationals seeking access to its facilities amid mounting concerns about espionage and export control violations, the U.S. space agency’s administrator said on Wednesday. The security measures include a complete ban on remote computer access by Chinese and some other non-U.S. contractors already working at NASA centers, agency chief Charles Bolden said at a congressional oversight hearing in Washington. …

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