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Questions relating to the use of technology to further space exploration.
make a controlled descent and touchdown onto another object, usually either to transfer objects, or perform scientific observations.
"change in velocity". The quantity has utility in rocketry as measure of the change in velocity that a reaction engine must produce to move into a given trajectory. The rocket equ…
NASA's space probe launched in early 2006 towards the dwarf planet Pluto as the first spacecraft to fly by and study this Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) and its moons, Charon, Nix, Hydra, Ke…
Questions regarding effects on health by activities, prolonged stay, or exposure to environmental elements in space, celestial bodies, or space stations. Predominantly questions pertaining to health o…
Questions regarding extra-vehicular activity, or EVA, during space exploration.
Questions regarding missions or parts of missions which were not successful.
Questions regarding the artificial creation of Earth-like conditions on another celestial body.
Questions about engines used in space that accelerate ions to create thrust.
Questions regarding the Curiosity rover launched by NASA for the purpose of Mars exploration.
Questions regarding the design or process of design of a spacecraft.
Questions regarding atmospheric drag which includes the resistance offerd by a moving object in fluid
Questions addressing the energy requirement for space/orbit/interplanetary missions.
For questions related to Elon Musk's Midnight Cherry Tesla Roadster (and its "pilot", an empty SpaceX suit named Starman), launched as the payload on the inaugural Falcon Heavy flight on February 6, 2…
the effect on a spacecraft of moving through atmosphere, how its density, pressure, temperature, flow velocity, and viscosity affect a craft, and how lift and drag can be used to modify that.
Questions about the process and equipment used to join two spacecraft together.
Questions regarding the Sun, or Sol in Latin, the star at the center of the solar system Earth is in.
Questions about the procedure of using a piece of equipment to find imperfections or problems.
a Mars lander that successfully touched down on Nov 26, 2018. Insight is going to study the interior (core) of Mars
what remains of the former Soviet Union (Of which Russia was a province/state). The Russian/Soviet space program has been quite expansive and capable over many decades. Curr…
Questions regarding the use of nuclear devices in space exploration, e.g. to power or propel spacecraft.
Questions regarding fields of magnetisms and their effects on Space Exploration, such as the Earth's magnetic field.
Relating to creating, testing, and refining technology for spacecraft.
A telescope placed in space, typically for the purpose of avoiding atmospheric distortion, background light, and attenuation of light by the atmosphere.
Relating to treaties, laws, ownership and disputes during the exploration of space.
a series of communication antennas around the world used for communication with deep space spacecraft.
Missions expected to happen over the next decade, but that have not launched yet. In particular if such is only a concept at this time.