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A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

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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Questions about technologies used to protect reentering space craft from the heat of friction from the atmosphere. May also refer to technologies used to block heat from solar radiation while in the v…
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Questions regarding the application of chemistry in space exploration, for example the composition of rocket propellants.
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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 regarding space programs or services provided by private entities for the gain of money instead of governments.
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Questions related to structure, operations, missions, and facilities of the European Space Agency, an intergovernmental organization of 20 European states and Canada.
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Artificial gravity is the varying (increase or decrease) of apparent gravity via artificial means, particularly in space, but also on Earth.
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Space Launch System, the putative replacement for the Space Shuttle for future large missions.
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use of space exploration or space-access technology for primarily artistic purposes
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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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Questions about solid fuels. The rockets that use them, the fuels that are burned, and the vendors that make them.
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An orbital maneuver to transfer between two circular orbits consisting of one burn to enter the transfer orbit and one to circularize in the final orbit.
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Questions regarding consumption and production of oxygen
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Questions relating to the exploration of Titan, a moon of Saturn.
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Questions about heat management in spacecraft
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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 which relate to how spacecraft and rockets navigate and stay on course.
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Questions regarding the steps and procedures taken prior and during the launch of a space vehicle.
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Questions regarding the mass of spacecraft or other objects
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Questions regarding systems of or relating to armed forces.
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Questions regarding medical aspects of space exploration, like effects of missions on human body during launch, flight and reentry.
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Questions regarding astronomical bodies orbiting stars which are of proper size to be called planets.
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A booster is a type of rocket used to assist in putting larger payloads into orbit. Use with the [rocket] tag any any other relevant launch vehicle tags
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Equation stating that the change in velocity (delta-v) of a single stage rocket is equal to the exhaust velocity times the natural log of the ratio of final to initial mass, named after Russian scient…
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Questions regarding the hardware, development, use and cost of rocket fairings and protective shells.
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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 JUNO spacecraft, a NASA mission to Jupiter.
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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 the process of bringing a mission to an early stop, often due to an emergency or unforeseen circumstances.
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Questions about the methodology and results of collecting data.
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Questions regarding Chinese politics, people, and space programs and their relation to space exploration.
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Questions about the stage(s) of a rocket after the first, used to establish an orbit, or a trajectory beyond Earth orbit.
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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…
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Questions regarding the movements and interactions of astronomical bodies as it relates to spacecraft, their trajectories, and their maneuvers. For the motion of spacecraft themselves, see [orbital-me…
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Questions related to the growth or use of food on spacecraft or colonies. Also, any questions related to drinkable liquids either made or consumed in space.
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