By Elizabeth Landau
updated 2:40 PM EDT, Fri July 19, 2013
-- Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos rescued sunken treasure in the Atlantic this year: components of two F-1 rocket engines. Now he says he has verified that they are engines from Apollo 11
, the first mission that took U.S. astronauts to the moon.
The timing, as Bezos is aware, is appropriate. Saturday is the anniversary of the 1969 moon landing.
"44 years ago tomorrow Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon, and now we have recovered a critical technological marvel that made it all possible," Bezos wrote on his blog
Bezos congratulated the conservation team at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center
in Hutchinson, Kansas, for its efforts.