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Helium balloon as a rocket

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How much does JWST actually weigh?

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near space vacuum balloon

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How to find the hyperbolic angle given the mean anomaly?

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What's this inside the RD-0120?

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Where can I find an up-to-date report on the Hubble Telescope's orbital history and current altitude?

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