Renowned space fan and would-be space explorer Jeff Bezos is the latest billionaire with his head in the deep ocean. This time it’s not to reach the seafloor, but to dredge up the massive Saturn V engines that powered Apollo 11 to the moon.
Bezos, who is CEO and founder of Amazon as well as the rocket company Blue Origins, said in a statement last night that he’s located the engines and is planning to go fetch them.
China's new moon rocket design is in the class of the old Saturn V that once launched U.S. Apollo astronauts to the moon. The China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology says that the proposed rocket would have a thrust of 3,000 metric tons, just shy of the 3,470 metric tons of thrust generated by the Saturn V's first stage, Aviation Week reports.
NASA unveils plans for their new "Apollo on steroids" capsule, bound for the moon.
By Dawn StoverPosted 02.17.2006 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
When NASA administrator Michael Griffin unveiled the agency's plans for the Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV), he described it as "Apollo on steroids." The resemblance is easy to seeeach is a blunt-nosed, cone-shaped capsule that's strapped to a rocket and sent to the moon, where it deploys a lunar lander and then returns to Earth for a parachute landing. There are important differences, however: