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Questions pertaining to the launch vehicle developed by Wernher von Braun's team under Arthur Rudolph's supervision at Marshall Space Flight Center for carrying astronauts to the Moon. Saturn V (or C-…
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Capsule for cargo and manned (eventually) payloads to orbit. Built by SpaceX, launched on a Falcon 9 rocket.
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a series of communication antennas around the world used for communication with deep space spacecraft.
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the varying (increase or decrease) of apparent gravity via artificial means, particularly in space, but also on Earth.
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Questions regarding vertical rocket launch platforms and facilities in their immediate vicinity supporting final preparations for a rocket launch.
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Variant of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with reusable first and second stages using recovery systems demonstrated by the SpaceX Grasshopper and F9R-Dev1.
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A telescope placed in space, typically for the purpose of avoiding atmospheric distortion, background light, and attenuation of light by the atmosphere.
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Questions regarding space programs or services provided by private entities for the gain of money instead of governments.
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Questions about a hypothetical transportation system between Earth and space that would not require large rockets to transport payloads.
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Questions regarding transfer of data from spacecraft and probes
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Questions regarding the amount of heat energy in an environment, as well as how to measure it.
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Refers to questions concerning the solar system containing Earth. For other solar systems, use the 'planetary-system' tag.
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Questions about the extraction of materials from other planets or asteroids.
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Questions about life support systems in use on spacecraft, space stations, extraterrestrial colonies, or simulated extraterrestrial environments, about their function, design, effectiveness, historica…
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Questions regarding the JUNO spacecraft, a NASA mission to Jupiter.
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use of space exploration or space-access technology for primarily artistic purposes
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Questions regarding the Global Positioning System's satellites and uses.
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Questions on spacecraft propulsion techniques that are either theoretical or not yet at a high technology readiness level.
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Force produced by pushing against a reaction mass in space à la Newton's third law: "For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction." The thrust of a rocket engine is the forward force produ…
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SpaceX's second version of the Dragon spacecraft, also called "Crew Dragon". It is designed to carry humans.
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The speed needed to "break free" of the gravitational attraction of a body without spending more propellant.
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Questions regarding the building or style of building used to create a spacecraft.
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Questions regarding astronomical bodies orbiting stars which are of proper size to be called planets.
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Questions regarding exploration of the Pluto-Charon dwarf planetary system.
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Questions regarding a 'sail' that can be attached to spacecraft to harness the sun's radiation to propel a ship in one direction or another.
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Should be used whenever one specific online resource or printed book/tech.report/article is required. Care should be taken to avoid asking for broad, open-ended lists. It is better to ask for referenc…
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Questions regarding the Sun, or Sol in Latin, the star at the center of the solar system Earth is in.
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continually locate objects, often radar.
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Questions regarding flyby in which the spacecraft flies near celestial object in a hyperbolic path for scientific explorations. Such flybies may also be made to increase velocity or reduce the velocit…
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Questions regarding the process of bringing a mission to an early stop, often due to an emergency or unforeseen circumstances.
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Questions regarding the collision of one thing with another
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Questions about imagery devices on spacecraft and probes.
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Can refer to both electrical devices and electrical power sources for said devices (batteries, generators, etc) on spacecraft or launch vehicles. Use in conjunction with a specific spacecraft or vehic…
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Questions regarding the rocket engine nozzles, semi-open compartments of various shapes and sizes into which propellant components are injected by their own pressure or with a help of a turbine, often…
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Set of values carefully prepared to be used together with a simplified perturbations model (most often SGP4) to predict satellite positions with a moderate level of accuracy for times near the epoch c…
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Questions regarding NASA latest manned spacecraft program currently under development. Orion spacecraft will be used for missions beyond Earth orbit. For questions related to the Project Orion (propul…