The resurrection of the Saturn F-1 engine

And for you engineering and space enthusiasts, here is an article about the resurrection of the F-1 engine, used in the Saturn V from mothballs. It was and is the most powerful rocket engine in history and appears ready to ride again - bigger, better and cheaper than 50 years ago. Other interesting fallout from the story is that NASA didn't destroy the plans for it per urban legend. Things were going so fast during Apollo that these beasts were literally grown organically from a few line drawings and lots and lots of hands on welding expertise. The highly detailed engineering drawings didn't exist. Great story. h/t Jerry Pournelle's Chaos Manor. Cheers-

http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/04/how-nasa-brought-the-monstrous-f-...