The vertical distance, in m, that a hot air balloon rises in each successive minute of its flight is given by the geometric sequence

`64.0,\ \ 60.8,\ \ 57.76\ …`

The total vertical distance, in m, that the balloon rises in the first 10 minutes of its flight is closest to

**A. **`38`

**B. **`40`

**C. **`473`

**D. **`514`

**E. **`1280`