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First Confirmed Capture Into Earth Orbit Is Likely Apollo Rocket

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September 27, 2002
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NASA scientists have confirmed the first known capture of an object into Earth orbit from a Sun-centered orbit, thanks to continuing observations of what is most likely the long-lost third stage of a 1969 rocket to the Moon.

NASA scientists have confirmed the first known capture of an object into Earth orbit from a Sun-centered orbit, thanks to continuing observations of what is most likely the long-lost third stage of a 1969 rocket to the Moon.


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NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. (2002, September 27). First Confirmed Capture Into Earth Orbit Is Likely Apollo Rocket. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 20, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/09/020927065326.htm
NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "First Confirmed Capture Into Earth Orbit Is Likely Apollo Rocket." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/09/020927065326.htm (accessed April 20, 2014).

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