The F-1 was supposed to get Apollo 11 up into space back in 1969. When NASA sent Neil Armstrong up,the F-1 stayed earth-bound. There was a glitch of some sort during testing and so it was housed at the Smithsonian Institute.
Today in 2013, about a dozen F-1 engines remain in Alabama at NASA’s main propulsion center while many others are in various cities on display. But all they need is the one. NASA doesn’t intend to use this rocket and finally allow it a turn at space. Instead NASA intends to glean from it what they can. Grab inspiration from what was a really good engine, well, except for that glitch.
Pictured below are some of the original engineers from back in the 1960's.