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Questions regarding special words and abbreviations used in space exploration, and their meaning in that context.

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According to a recent news article a group of USC students are attempting to launch a rocket "in to space" with a planned height of 62 miles. Making them "the first group of students to successfully …
asked Sep 22 '13 by James Jenkins
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I heard that Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo just tested something called “feathering”. What is it? How come I didn't hear about the shuttle doing this, it is unique to Virgin Galactic's ship?
asked Sep 8 '13 by James Jenkins
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On Saturday (December 14, 2013), the first soft landing on the Moon since 1976 occurred. The rover is named "Jade rabbit", what is the significance of that name?
asked Dec 16 '13 by James Jenkins