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57 votes
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Why aren't spacecraft and spacesuits pressurised to 2.5 psi (17 kPa) of pure oxygen?

42 votes

During spacecraft reentry why is heatshield side down the most stable orientation?

36 votes

Would a broken arm/ leg be more painful in zero gravity?

34 votes
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Why do the walls of a solid rocket booster not glow red hot?

31 votes

Why aren't the radiators on the ISS straight?

30 votes

What stages of distress occur to a person when there is a small hull breach in space?

28 votes

Could a human in a spacesuit survive a Skycrane landing on Mars?

28 votes

Shouldn't space junk fall back to Earth on its own? How long will take for a ~1 cm piece of junk in LEO to fall back to Earth on its own for example?

24 votes
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Why is Artemis 1 swinging well out of the plane of the moon's orbit on its return to Earth?

23 votes
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Is there any evidence from previous missions to asteroids that said asteroids have minable minerals?

23 votes

JWST - Why unfurl before reaching L2?

23 votes

Were any of the Apollo astronauts smokers and did that cause any problems?

22 votes

Why did a solar eclipse of the sun as seen from Apollo 11 appear to have an elliptical corona?

22 votes
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Can an ISS module survive reentry?

21 votes

Could the James Webb Resolve Earth?

20 votes

Can a meteor shower have a period of less than 1 year?

19 votes

How much does it cost to return 1 kg from the ISS to the Earth? What are the parameters influencing this price?

19 votes
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What is the equation that relates delta v of a rocket to time taken to complete an orbit?

18 votes
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How can you make a rocket quieter?

16 votes
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How high is the ISP of a fire extinguisher

14 votes

Orbits permanently in shadow

13 votes
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Why does this "Midas missile early warning satellite" have a tilting cone with such a complex black-and-white checkerboard pattern?

13 votes

Spacesuit with no thermal insulation. Would person inside freeze or overheat?

12 votes

Why is the Orion capsule using 2 burns to transfer from the moon back to earth instead of one?

12 votes

Could a space elevator launch a payload to a solar orbit?

12 votes

How will JWST come to rest at L2?

12 votes

Do the flames from a rocket cast a shadow, and, more generally, does the rocket exhaust cast a shadow?

12 votes

How does a satellite's mass affect its fuel consumption to maintain orbit?

11 votes
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What are the characteristics of JWST's orbit around L2?

11 votes

Why is the hot part of Webb's MIRI cryocooler in the 300K area?

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