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Apollo F1 engines recovered on Flag Expedition finally fill a place of honor at Museum of Flight

Our 2014 Citation of Merit honorees, The Apollo F-1 Engine Search and Recovery Team, have finally shepherded the engines to their final destination, the Museum of Flight’s “Apollo” exhibit in Seattle, Washington.

For expedition leader and Explorers Club VP of Flag & Honors David Concannon FN ’96, it was a bittersweet moment.

“I was overwhelmed, I still am… It’s a really sad moment. I’m proud of what we and Jeff did, but it’s kinda like sending your son off to college.”

The engines now form a cornerstone of the “Apollo” exhibit in Seattle, while other components from Apollo 11’s F-1 rocket engines will go on display at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., under an arrangement worked out by NASA, Bezos Expeditions, and the museums.

•   Click here to read more about the ceremony and the exhibit in this piece from

•   Click here to watch video of Jeff Bezos’ talk to kids about Apollo’s legacy

2014 Citation of Merit honorees The Apollo F-1 Engine Search and Recovery Team

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