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Have there been any Foucault pendulum demonstrations in space?

A Foucault pendulum is a pendulum allowed to oscillate in 2 directions, unlike the pendulum in a clock which is restricted to 1 dimensional oscillation. On Earth, (except at the equator) the plane of ...
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Operator access to a cube satellite or any educational satellite

I would like to have free or low-cost access to an existing CubeSat (educational satellite) for educational purposes. I wish to familiarise myself with the end to end command & control activities, ...
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Self Learning, textbooks [closed]

I was thinking of getting the Pearson textbooks for Algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus. I need to review Algebra and Trigonometry. Calculus I will be self teaching. Does anyone have another ...
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Where are all the space capsules? [duplicate]

My understanding is that space capsules, at least until recently with the private companies, have been single-use. Including the Soyuz capsules that Russia keeps using. Which means there could ...
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Game for teaching basics of orbital mechanics

I am looking for a game that would be suitable for teaching basic orbital mechanics concepts to primary school students (grades 6-8). Contrary to most of the questions here asking about spaceflight ...
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Impact of Apollo moon landing to science and engineering enrolment

It is well known that the Apollo moon landing inspired countless children to study science and engineering. For example, women started participating a lot more actively in CS and Physics (the red and ...
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What are good ways to teach a 7 years old kid astronomy (and space flight)?

There's so much to do for the next generation of space explorers that they better start out young! But astronomy is not on their early elementary schools' schedule. (It's a scandal, they literally ...
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If I Wanted to get Involved in Space Exploration— What Should/Could I do?

In a general sense, this question is looking to address the problem that most space enthusiasts encounter; actually getting themselves involved with something beyond Earth. Most people don't have ...
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Is that true that NASA sends their people to some Universities outside of USA in order to hire them?

I’m asking this because, I’m interested to know "does NASA send their people (workers: scientists and engineers) to some Universities outside the USA and not only in USA?" Because, right now I'm in ...
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How spacecrafts are built e.g. Dragon, Orion, etc?

What materials are using to build nowadays spacecraft? What kind of joints of main structure is used - is it a welding, riveting or something else? Where can I find such informations? Any books, ...
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How much does model rocketry prepare for an actual career in rocket design?

I have been doing model rocketry for years, both the premade kits from Estes (and others), and doing scratch design as well. Some of these have been successes, and others, well, not so much. I have ...
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What can the KSP game actually teach about spaceflight and orbital mechanics, and what are its limitations?

I have seen at least several different users mention that they've found Kerbal Space Program helpful to understand issues of spaceflight and orbital mechanics. According to Wikipedia: While the ...