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Transportation on the Mars I Air

Due to the thin atmosphere generating lift on Mars is difficult at a lower speed, Flying is hard until aircraft go supersonic and then it becomes difficult to control(Ref.). The landing would not be ...
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Transportation on the Mars I Underground

Mars has dust storm which can affect the transportation on the ground then the underground transport system seems better than on ground transport. An underground loop transport system which is under ...
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Why are these Falcon 9 1st stage bodies (apparently) wrapped in black plastic for transport?

The Teslarati article SpaceX’s third Block 5 rocket heads to Texas test site as launch marathon nears includes the image and caption below. Is this an unused rocket body being transported for launch, ...
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What support equipment is necessary to maintain a falcon 9 booster during transport after recovery?

This file photo shows a Falcon 9 first stage being transported by truck after landing. There is some equipment at the end of the truck, which includes dials, knobs, and an exhaust stack, which ...
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Orbiting bolo technology viability?

I have recently read Seveneves and loved the use of certain technologies in it. Has anyone put serious study into the bolo hanglider hanger and possible viable usage of a similar technology?
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How can I send a small object to space?

I'd like a momento to travel in space, something small and personal. Are there companies that will arrange for transport to space (not near-space) and then return back to earth? Or, maybe just a one-...
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How are fragile rocket stages, built to withstand vertical stress, transported horizontally?

Quote from recent answer: "Some rockets [can't be transported] horizontally unless their tanks are pressurized". Oh? How is transportation handled then, and which rockets are like this? Rockets are ...
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Gradulated Accelerated Transfer

Background In airports and shopping malls multiple, parallel moving "slidewalks" allow people to increase their velocity from a low speed to a high speed. Overview Consider the following image: ...
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What's inside NASA N911 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA 747)?

The Wikipedia article mentions that NASA's Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA 747) have the upstairs first class seating, and the rest of the plane was stripped bare. It doesn't mention ...
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Seeking Shuttle Orbiter Ferry Flight log

Can anyone provide a link to a detailed log of shuttle orbiter ferry flights? I'd like to know dates of all overnight stops. I can find beginning and end dates for each ferry, but info on the stops ...
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Could air be collected by a tether system from orbit?

We have all sorts of spacecraft orbiting just above a huge reservoir of nitrogen and oxygen. Isn't there some way one could be designed to reach down and pump that air into canisters, and store them ...
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What would be the best recipe for a breathable atmosphere in a base on the Moon?

I was reading Why does the ISS atmosphere contain nitrogen, and I wondered if some of the explanations there would also apply to a base on the Moon. There are considerations on the Moon that don't ...
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Could lunar mining be used to service Low Earth Orbit?

What would be the major hurdles of setting up an autonomous mining operation on the Moon to shoot lunar rock to something like the ISS? I would think it would be a much easier way to get radiation ...
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Why is the nozzle of Delta IV capped?

Source: Lockheed Martin press release: Boosters for Orion’s Launch Vehicle Arrive to Cape Canaveral, Image credit: NASA In the above image you can see that the nozzles are not open; instead they are ...
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Could the Mars One rovers be used to carry personnel?

In the Mars One roadmap, they are scheduled to land rovers on Mars in 2018 to search for possible colonization spots. But once that is done and the first settlers arrive will these rovers be usable as ...
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Could Curiosity be used as a transportation device by future Mars explorers?

NASA's Curiosity rover is a 'car-sized, six-wheeled robot' on the surface of Mars. The phrase car-sized caught my eye - car... Hmm... Could future Mars explorers potentially find the rover and use it ...
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Can we transport energy through space?

I heard somewhere about a possible way to mantain power plants outside Earth. To transport energy, we can send it into space as electromagnetic waves through satellites to reuse them later. It may ...
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How much of the Interplanetary Transport Network is currently known?

The Interplanetary Transport Network is a network of mathematically-defined paths through our solar system that would require little to no energy for a spacecraft to follow them, albeit at very low ...