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    Posted September 7, 2013 by
    Spring Lake, New Jersey
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    NASA LADEE launch from NJ Shore


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Science teacher MikeBlack photographed the NASA LADEE launch from the Spring Lake New Jersey beach on September 6. He describe the launch as eerie. 'It was very quiet, like a slow moving fire going up and out over the Atlantic. It's amazing to know that vehicle has to get to well past the 17,500 mph needed for orbit, and this needed the velocity to escape Earth's gravity, like the Apollo moon missions,' he said.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    I took this photo of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE).

    LADEE launched at 11:27 p.m. EDT from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va.

    Photo taken from Spring Lake, New Jersey USA.

    Taken with a Canon DSLR on a tripod using Bulb Setting.

    Note stage cutoff and lighting of upper stages.

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