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Russell Borogove
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Apollo image lighting

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Who was the first human to sleep - perchance to dream - on the Moon?

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How much bigger could Earth be, before rockets wouldn't work?

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Is this "Attach Orbiter Here / Note: Black Side Down" sign on the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft real?

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Why did some Apollo missions carry a grenade launcher?

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What was Apollo 13's "Little Jolt" after MECO?

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Why is it so hard to land on the Moon?

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Why do exploration spacecraft like Voyager 1 and 2 go through the asteroid belt, and not over or below it?

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How did people know how to build the first space ship?

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Has alcohol ever been consumed in space?

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Why do space operations use "nominal" to mean "working correctly"?

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Is it true that NASA is hiring a new 'planetary protection officer'?

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Why not build Saturn V's again?

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How did the Lunar Module dock with the rest of Apollo 11 and what is the "CSM"?

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Why is the ladder of the LM always in the dark side of the LM?

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What "fuel more powerful than anything the West (had) in stock" put Laika in orbit aboard Sputnik 2?

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Has any human ever had the choice to leave Earth permanently?

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Did a Soyuz fly with a Union Jack?

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How did the Apollo Lunar Module ascent engine prevent gas bubbling through fuel?

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Where does space begin on planets without atmospheres?

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How did NASA choose who descended in the LEM during the Apollo missions?

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Why are we trying to prevent life from spreading via landers rather than actively encouraging it?

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Why can't we use the same radiation shielding in Mars that we used when going to the moon?

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Can a miniature Saturn V get to the moon and back?

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Is the Skylab 4 mutiny just a myth?

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Would it be practical to catch a rocket's exhaust to reuse it as fuel?

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Why do astronauts wear spacesuits during launch?

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Was not saving the Apollo 13 astronauts ever considered as an option?

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Could a Falcon 9 reach orbit with a person glued to the outside of it?

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How much stronger does gravity have to be for space travel to be impossible?

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