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Apollo rocket engines recovered by Bezos team

Two long-lost engines from Apollo-era rockets have been hauled from a depth of more than 4km in the Atlantic Ocean.
The F-1 engines are from the first stage of a Saturn rocket, which were used throughout the Apollo programme - one of which launched men to the Moon.
A number of engines were first found nearly a year ago by Bezos Expeditions, run by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

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NASA Challenges Sale Of Apollo 13 Artifact

A checklist used during the failed 1970 Apollo 13 moon mission is creating a problem for NASA. Commander James Lovell's checklist, which was instrumental in getting the crew back to Earth successfully after a technical failure in space, was recently sold at auction for almost $400,000. Now, NASA says that Lovell didn't have the right to sell the checklist.
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New Nasa pictures: Debunking Moon landing conspiracies


Nasa has released new high-definition images of the Moon's surface revealing evidence of the agency's trips during the Apollo missions.



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On Dec. 14, 1972, two astronauts of Apollo 17 left behind a plaque in the moon's Taurus-Littrow valley that read in part: "Here Man completed his first explorations of the moon."
What's little known is that there were several planned moon flights after Apollo 17. They never happened. That is, except in the imagination of Hollywood producers. Filmmakers have now crafted a "Blair Witch Project" meets "Apollo 13" spooky movie called "Apollo 18," which opens today.

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Ed ~ It was on this day in 1970 that NASA announced the cancellation of the Apollo 15 and 19 missions (the name Apollo 15 was redesignated).



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Several missions of the Apollo program were canceled during the 1960s and 1970s, due to budget limitations or schedule constraints. The most notable of these were three Moon landing missions, Apollos 18, 19 and 20, which had received some level of planning, but there were a variety of other, later planned flights. Some of these were incorporated into the Apollo Applications Program, of which the only result was the Skylab space station.
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Crater: Tsiolkovski, Fermi, Delporte, Lukte & Lzsak.

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Source: Lunar and Planetary Institute

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Chandrayaan sends images of Apollo 15 landing
A camera on board India's maiden unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-1 has recorded images of the landing site of US spacecraft Apollo 15, a scientist said on Wednesday, rubbishing conspiracy theories that the fourth US mission to land on the moon four decades back was a hoax.

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NASA's Final Apollo Missions: The Last Footsteps on the Moon
The American astronauts of Apollo 17 left a metal sign on the moon marking the end of the first explorations of Earths satellite.

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Six flags, 12 sets of dusty footprints and 382 kg of rock; all at a cost (at 1960s prices) of some $20bn.
The Apollo Moon landings were a remarkable technical, scientific and political achievement and their 40th anniversary is undoubtedly a cause for celebration.

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The Moon Landing
Historians in the distant future are likely to classify humanity's first steps on a world beyond our own as one of the most memorable achievements of the 20th century.
America's race to the Moon began with the fear that the Soviets had already bested us in space. By the time Neil Armstrong set foot on the Sea of Tranquility - a broad desolate lunar basin, on July 20, 1969 - the feat brought a surge of pride and optimism to a nation mired in Vietnam and torn by urban riots and assassinations at home.

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