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Do the solid rocket boosters of the Shuttle and SLS have a self-destruct system and was it activated during the Challenger disaster?

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Teleporting an object into geosynchronous orbit

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Space shuttle exhaust after landing

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Why was Space Shuttle Atlantis selected for Mir docking so frequently?

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Why did the SSMEs gimbal during ignition?

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Did any of the Space Shuttle RCS covers ever stay on?

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What is the function of the corrugations on a section of the Space Shuttle's external tank?

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Did any Columbia debris continue orbiting Earth?

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Testing of rocket heat shield on Earth

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Do we actually know what re-entry looks like?

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Could the Space Shuttle launch with two engines?

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How dangerous is tossing equipment off the ISS?

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Could fuel cells of the Space Shuttles have been restarted in the case of a total power failure?

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Does any first-person video of a rocket launch exist?

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Why doesn't the USA use structurally stronger rockets for the more important launches?

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What does space have to do with providing "fresh water ... without the need for aquifers or pipes?" as Steven Kwast suggested?

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What are the small gas jets at the rims of the Space Shuttle Main Engines?

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ISS nuts and bolts; Metric, SAE or both?

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Tiny emergency propulsive device if stuck floating in a large volume in microgravity

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Why did NASA close the space shuttle program?

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Reusable spacecraft: why still have fairings detach, instead of open/close?

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Is there a change in altitude when "falling around earth"?

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Lunar Terrain Model in Apollo Guidance Computer

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Where exactly are the Apollo space suit sublimators venting steam into space? is there a photo of an astronaut in space that shows the opening?

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How much longer did Columbia need to survive?

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How hard is it to fly through the tail of a comet? Has it been done?

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Why would astronauts need a wristwatch and a separate timer?

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What is this tube in the Space Shuttle Orbiter?

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HST can apparently operate in one-gyro mode, if need be. Why was the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory de-orbited when it lost one of its three gyros?

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Why weren't Gemini capsules given names?

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