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How fast do you have to throw a 1.0 kg object from the earth's surface so that this object makes it halfway to the moon before turning around?

How fast do you have to throw a 1.0 kg object from the earth's surface so that this object makes it halfway to the moon before turning around? (Neglect air resistance, even though that is a terrible approximation.) How much slower is this than the earth's escape velocity?

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Distance of the moon from the earth surface = 384400 km half distance... View the full answer

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