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The Longest Drive (Posted on 2005-12-26) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Is it possible to hit a golf ball on the surface of the moon and have it achieve a stable orbit around the moon?

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re(2): Yes, in two steps. | Comment 5 of 16 |
(In reply to re: Yes, in two steps. by Hugo)

For the factor of sqrt(2) in relating escape velocity to circular orbit velocity, see equation three in this web page reference.
  Posted by Charlie on 2005-12-27 18:39:00

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