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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 manned spacecraft

I believe I once saw a documentary of NASA examining concepts for future, interplanetary manned spacecraft. I thought the discussion included studying the interior colors, and the importance of ...