Back in March, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos and his Bezos Expeditions team recovered significant pieces of two F-1 rocket engines that were used to launch rockets into space 40 years ago on the landmark Apollo missions, before plunging into the ocean.
Bezos’ F-1 Recovery Project team brought the parts to Kansas and now, after two months of cleaning and restoring, you can now check out the conservation efforts of the engines in person at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center if you happen to be around Hutchinson, Kan., beginning this Friday.
The Apollo F-1 Conservation Project is commissioned by Bezos Expeditions and visitors will be able to see the engine artifacts. A conservation team at the Space Center has spent the past few months cleaning the more than 25,000 pounds of rocket engine pieces that Bezos and his team recovered in March. The plan is to preserve, document and reconstruct the historic engine parts.
Check out Collect Space’s write-up for more details on the conservation efforts. Photos and captions below are courtesy of the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center.