Category: Aeronautics and Astronautics
Event Format: Lecture
Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Location: 46 E 70th Street, New York, NY 10021, US
The Bezos F-1 Apollo Engine Recovery Team was awarded The Explorers Club Citation of Merit on March 15 at ECAD. Accepting the award was Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos MN '14. But in the audience were other team and Explorers Club members including David Concannon FN '96 (Expedition Leader), Ken Kamler FR '84 (Expedition Doctor) and Josh Bernstein FN '04 (Expedition Photographer). Come hear an in-depth discussion with the three of them and Legends interviewer Jim Clash FR '99 about the team's historic find last March. Deep-sea survey and recovery technology was used to locate and retrieve - from 14,000 feet of water off the Florida coast - the center F-1 engine from the Saturn S-IC rocket used to launch the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. A few days later, July 20, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon.