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

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What is the difference between the terms detach, jettison, and dump? Related Aviation.SE question: https://aviation.stackexchange.com/q/22903 Examples of using the term "detach": Why was the Fri …
asked Jun 20 by DrSheldon
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ratio being used here (especially for engines): thrust-to-weight ratio or TWR. Was the weight-to-thrust ratio used much in the past? Is it still used today? If not, approximately when did the terminology change? …
asked Jul 14 by DrSheldon
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I have seen "engine skirt" and "engine nozzle" both used for the bell-shaped end of a rocket engine. Is there a difference?
asked Sep 15 by DrSheldon
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Weightless astronauts often sit, stand, walk, or sleep on (or near) surfaces that (with gravity) we would normally call walls or ceilings. I reference such a phenomenon in my comment here: I woul …
asked May 24 by DrSheldon