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NASA Moon Rocket Launch from Virginia Visible from NYC: VIDEO, PHOTO


Ben Cooper of LaunchPhotography took this amazing long-exposure shot from Rockefeller Center of a NASA rocket carrying LADEE, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer robotic probe. It's the first deep space mission from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia and was visible from a huge portion of the East Coast. LADEE will orbit the moon to collect information about its atmosphere and environmental influences on lunar dust.

Watch the rocket launch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Did you see it last night?


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  1. Out of sheer coincidence I was flipping through channels with the BF and stopped on the NASA channel and watched this!

    Posted by: Will | Sep 7, 2013 4:16:53 PM

  2. Interesting factoid: One of the things NASA is using this 6-month project for is to test laser communication relay that they hope to use to replace radio waves for faster and better deep space communications (i.e. manned missions to Mars, etc.). Cool stuff.

    Posted by: AriesMatt | Sep 7, 2013 4:40:45 PM

  3. Beautiful

    Posted by: ratbastard | Sep 7, 2013 7:59:27 PM

  4. I saw it from Bridgehampton and it was just awesome - too brief though. Thanks for posting about this earlier, so I knew to look for it... the Nasa site was really helpful also

    Posted by: dwarka | Sep 7, 2013 11:09:32 PM

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