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Why does NASA suit color coding not follow conventional navigation color coding?

Pictures of NASA spacesuits like the ones below of Neil Armstrong’s Apollo suit (from the Smithsonian) and Gemini suit usually show the right wrist connection red and the left blue. Color coding for ...
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Is there less blue light available because the sky is blue? [closed]

Are the things we see that are blue .... less blue during daytime because the sky is blue (less blue light available to eluminate the ground)?
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Why is the new Artemis suit orange?

In the picture it shows two different suits. Why did NASA color one orange just like they did with the space shuttle astronaut suits?
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Why didn't JWST include any sensors capable of blue and green visible wavelengths

JWST wavelength sensing starts at 600nm, corresponding to red/orange visible light, and then into the IR. It seems there is no sensor or filter included below 600nm meaning that green and blue light ...
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Why are the rocket plumes on SN10 different colors?

At about 7:53 (T+2:30) in this official video of the SpaceX Starship SN10 test flight, the engines are shown in the lower right, with clearly different colors in the plumes. The one on the right is ...
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Why are some rockets painted black? [duplicate]

Why are Rocket Lab's and other rockets painted Black? Shouldn't they be painted white to reflect most light and therefore absorb less heat from sunlight?
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Is this digitally created ESA image of a Mars landscape incorrect to what the human eye would see?

This ESA image below of Noctis Labyrithus was created with data obtained from the High-Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC), onboard ESA’s Mars Express, seems to depict a time near either sunrise or sunset....
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Colors of the ISS solar panels?

What color(s) does the solar panels on the ISS look like the human eye through either a spacecraft window or helmet visor? The solar panels look a different in different photos. ESA website NASA ...
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Rocket Plume Color for RD-180

Here is an image of an RD-180 engine firing at the Marshall Space Flight Center, 1998-11-04: Here is the launch of the Solar Dynamics Observatory 2010-02-11: The SDO launched on a ULA Atlas V-401, ...
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International Orange?

Was the Launch Entry Suit, the pumpkin suit, the first time any space agency used the color International Orange in anything intended to go into space? From International orange; Astronautics: The ...
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No color photos of Surveyor 3 taken during Apollo 12 EVA?

There are only B/W photos of Surveyor 3 taken during Apollo 12 second EVA. Example from the Lunar Surface Journal But color photos were planned in the APOLLO 12 LUNAR SURFACE OPERATIONS PLAN on page ...
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What is the cause of the Terra Satellite color as seen from Earth?

Yesterday I spotted the Terra Satellite (EOS AM-1) with my binoculars. This is the 22nd satellite I've spotted. It all looked like usual but there was something very different: the satellite was ...
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Why was the Communications Carrier Assembly black and white?

I understand the CCA, the headset for NASA astronauts, was made up of lycra and teflon fabrics. Is there a reason, relevant to space flight, that the two materials were different colors?
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Concepts for interior color of interplanetary crewed spacecraft

I believe saw a documentary, a while back, of concepts for future, interplanetary crewed spacecraft. I thought the discussion included studying the interior colors, and the importance of gradating ...
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