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2013-09-07 02:38:33 PM  
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I saw it launch in Norfolk, VA. It was visible for almost three minutes and I got to see the second stage launch. That was pretty cool. Here's a picture I took of it.

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Sorry, it could have been better. No tripod but steadying the camera against a railing helped. Now I know what to expect, I'll get it better in the future.
2013-09-08 12:04:12 AM  
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BigNumber12: So, what percentage of New Yorkers panicked and called 9-1-1, thinking that it was a terrorist attack?


About 87%.  Of those, 43% of respondents wet their pants, with an additional 27% reporting that they had also pooped.
2013-09-07 02:58:33 PM  
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TuteTibiImperes: OK Fark rocket scientists, in this photo it looks like the trajectory curves back towards the Earth:

[www.washingtonpost.com image 850x563]
Since the rocket is destined to orbit the Moon, why is that?  Shouldn't it be traveling on a path that would keep going upwards?  Is it just an optical illusion, or does it use the Earth as some sort of slingshot to achieve Lunar orbit?


It orbits the earth a few times, and the earth is round.
2013-09-07 02:29:55 PM  
1 votes:
Story: Unprecedented launch of NASA space vehicle from Virginia.

New York City: LOOK AT MEEEE!! LOOK AT MEEEEEE!!
2013-09-07 01:48:36 PM  
1 votes:

ArkPanda: I didn't realize they had a launch site in Virginia now.

News:  NASA launches new lunar probe.  Fark:  Florida tag not applicable


Neither did I, even after reading the article.

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"Slade Sohmer is editor-in-chief of HyperVocal..."

Keep up the good work.
2013-09-07 01:41:20 PM  
1 votes:

styckx: I was watching from South Jersey and here is how mine brain functioned

11:26: "Hmm I wonder how easy it will be to see"
11:27: "Mother of god that thing is hauling ass!!"


WaPo has a nice collection of photos from the launch.

LADEE launch

Yes, it was haulin` ass :)
2013-09-07 01:41:09 PM  
1 votes:

ArkPanda: I didn't realize they had a launch site in Virginia now.


It's been there forever actually
2013-09-07 01:40:52 PM  
1 votes:

ArkPanda: I didn't realize they had a launch site in Virginia now.

News:  NASA launches new lunar probe.  Fark:  Florida tag not applicable


apparently for quite some time - from wiki:  There have been over 16,000 launches from the range at Wallops since its founding in 1945 in the quest for information on the flight characteristics of airplanes, launch vehicles, and spacecraft; and to increase the knowledge of the Earth's upper atmosphere and the near-space environment. The launch vehicles vary in size and power from the smallmeteorological rockets to orbital-class vehicles.
2013-09-07 12:23:03 PM  
1 votes:
Another important launch for Wallops Island.  Next week they send up a new cargo vessel to the ISS.
 
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