We want to launch a projectile from the surface of earth so that its distance from the point of projection is always increasing. What is the maximum angle of projection for which this is possible?
One way to visualize this would be that there should not be a component of velocity opposite to the position vector of the particle, the point of projection being the origin, at all times of motion.
So following this line of thought I wrote :
$$\overrightarrow v \cdot \overrightarrow r > 0$$
Which did not yield a very nice expression in the angle $\theta$.
There should be better methods, as is often the case with physics, please suggest some of them.