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When cis-lunar Artemis astronauts and folks on Earth communicate via audio (e.g. EVAs) will they still step on each other's words like during Apollo?

It's been fifty years since we've heard astronauts and ground folks talk over each other ("step on each other" in 1970's CB radio parlance). Sitting on the floor a few feet away from our ...
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Do reentering capsules always make a(n Earth-shattering ka-)boom and look like a fireball if at night? Time & epicenter predictable w/ public info?

SpaceX enjoys press. So the unexpected events popping up in the news is good for them. March 26, 2021: Fire ball burning over Woodland WA- SpaceX second stage re-entry and burn up. A ‘spectacular’ ...
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How do I get an astronaut to do my science in space?

Astronauts spend nearly all of their time doing science experiments that take advantage of their environment, specifically microgravity, easy access to hard vacuum, radiation, etc. My question is, how ...
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Is or was STARGATE really being used for SpaceX launches at Boca Chica or otherwise?

The 2015 answer to For SpaceX's Texas launch site, what kind of range radar/tracking will they have? links to The Spacecraft Tracking and Astronomical Research into Giga-hertz Astrophysical Transient ...
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Has there ever been a deliberate "Find A Satellite" challenge? Actually, could there be?

Companies often offer rewards for finding security issues in their products or their own IT systems, and hackathons have a long history. I'm just wondering if there has ever been a deliberate ...
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Are there cubesat fan clubs? Does anybody besides their owners pay attention to them, look for or listen for them via radio?

I know the title sounds harsh, but I think it's a valid question. Public outreach and education/inspiration of the next generation has always been a part of spaceflight, and cubesats seemed to be one ...
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Why doesn't NASA release all the aerospace technology into public domain?

NASA is a publicly funded US governmental agency, yet it does not seem to release all the technology it develops into public domain for people being able to study it and learn from it. For instance, ...
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Will Perseverance's landing be live streamed?

I know that the launch will be live streamed, but I am interested in the landing. Is there a plan to make it possible for the general public to get access to landing video as soon as mission control? ...
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Was the ISS closer to Baja California or California when this ISS press event started? When exactly did it start?

The NASA video Expedition 63 Inflight with New York Times, Fox News, and USA Today - July 7, 2020 begins with NASA astronaut and Expedition 63 commander Christopher Cassidy discussing with an ...
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How common is it to dedicate rocket launches to popular causes?

The BBC's Space Plane: Mysterious US military aircraft launches says: The launch was dedicated to front line workers and those affected by the pandemic. A message including the words "America ...
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Have any satellites had lights visible from Earth besides FITSat-1?

Clearly not a duplicate! of Why does the International Space Station have a downward facing light? This answer to How does the Starlink satellite shine? begins with Starlink (and other satellites) ...
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What do all these vectors point to in this New Horizons trajectory/operations simulation?

Sir Brian May's New Horizons music video (below) shows an animation of the spacecraft and its launch vehicle from countdown to MU69 Ultima Thule. Part way through the video at about ...
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To which ISS astronaut(s) did Trevor Noah speak?

In the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon video Trevor Noah Spoke to Astronauts in Space at NASA after about 02:10, talk show host, author and comedian Trevor Noah ...
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Data and information security aboard the ISS in terms of public photos?

I was looking through a couple posts that had on-board pictures of the ISS and noticed something almost immediately: They have information (which could be sensitive) shown on the laptops: While ...
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When will NASA PubSpace really make publicly available most of NASA funded research papers?

The Science Alert article All Scientific Research Funded by NASA Is Available For Free is worth reading and contains several links and quotes. Here is one excerpt: The database is called PubSpace, ...
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How does the Satellite Networked Open Ground Station operate? How is it used?

SatNOGS, the Satellite Networked Open Ground Station (mentioned in this answer) appears to be a distribution of independently maintained amateur DIY satellite receiving ground stations, linked by a ...
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Open source space exploration software projects accepting contributions

Sorry if this has been asked a lot, I couldn't find anything by searching the site. I'm a software engineer looking for an open-source space exploration project to contribute to in my spare time. No ...
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Are there any publicly available real-time data stream containing measurements outside Earth?

Analyzing data coming from outside Earth (such as the temperature around Curiosity on Mars, or the radiation level on geosynchronous orbit around Earth, etc.) might be an interesting task and/or hobby ...
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Are any ISEE-3 like returns expected in the foreseeable future?

The crowdsourced effort to re-establish communication with ISEE-3 was a spectacular event enabled, amongst all, by serendipitous trajectory, that brought the probe near Earth after 35 years travel, ...
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