Creator: Paul Mardikian, Claudia Chemello & Jerrad Alexander
Abstract: In March 2013, 25,000 pounds (12.5 tons) of Apollo-era (1969-1972) Saturn V rocket engine parts were recovered off the coast of Florida after more than 40 years on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. The expedition was sponsored by Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder and chief executive, with the support of NASA.
The engine parts were recovered from a debris field of 300 square miles at a depth of approximately 14,000 feet (4,300 meters) using deep-sea sonar and remote operated vehicles. The recovery initiated exceptional press coverage and launched an unprecedented conservation project to preserve the most powerful liquid-fueled yet disposal engines that were ever made.
Reference: Paul Mardikian, Claudia Chemello & Jerrad Alexander, ‘Strategies for Preserving Layers of History on Apollo-Era Flown engines’, Big Stuff 2015
|Mardikian, Paul, Chemello, Claudia, & Alexander, Jerrad. (2015). Strategies for Preserving Layers of History on Apollo-Era Flown engines. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4087383|