TheEnvironmentalist
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Does NASA have an end-of-the-world policy?
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How do rocket scientists do iterative development?
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How do you reliably blow up a rocket that was built not to explode?
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The Martian: Does it really take a supercomputer to calculate spaceflight maneuvers?
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Do other planets and moons share Earth’s mineral diversity?
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What is the "mass" of a Lagrange point?
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When burns are made during inefficient parts of the orbit, where does the lost energy go?
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Does going to Mars take the same energy as making a rendezvous with something going to Mars?
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How do I get an astronaut to do my science in space?
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How much delta-v does it take to go from one arbitrary orbit to another?
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What's the point of characteristic energy?
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Is there a publicly available inventory of things sent to the ISS?
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What happens if you jump on a "spin ship"?
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Why is specific impulse equivalent to effective exhaust velocity?
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Which deorbit trajectory minimizes reentry heating?
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Which medications do you bring to Mars?
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How do you balance speed and exposure time when trying to reduce heating?
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If I know the masses, positions, and velocities of two objects, how do I calculate their trajectories under gravity?