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(HyperVocal)   Just a rocket over NYC, no biggie   ( hypervocal.com) divider line
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2013-09-07 01:40:02 PM  
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Hey pretty LADEE!
2013-09-07 02:51:56 PM  
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OK Fark rocket scientists, in this photo it looks like the trajectory curves back towards the Earth:

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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?
2013-09-07 01:50:19 PM  
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2013-09-07 01:36:13 PM  
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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!!"
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