HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) – The Kansas Cosmosphere has launched a website with a live webcam where viewers can track conservation work on the engines that powered NASA’s Apollo moon mission.
The Hutchinson museum said Monday it recently got confirmation that a serial number on a thrust chamber recovered from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean shows the F-1 engine came from the Apollo 11 mission.
Most of the more than 25,000 pounds of engine pieces are in tanks to remove corrosion. Some pieces are cleaned by hand.
The Apollo F-1 conservation project was commissioned by Bezos Expeditions.
Kansas Cosmosphere restoration website: http://www.f1engineconservation.org