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Why do they have a Snellen eye chart on the ISS?

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Why do the contents of the Space Shuttle External Tank not match the mixture ratio of the engines?

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Why did the Apollo Lunar Module have four landing legs?

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Optimal depth for underground flyby?

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Is the ideal transfer between two arbitrary planar orbits always a bi-tangential ellipse?

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Was the third shuttle engine any different from the others?

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What is the optimal inclination change strategy?

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What target is the most difficult to reach in the solar system?

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What is the reason for the Ariane 5 launcher with Intelsat 29e losing altitude?

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Can the Sun set twice during the same day on Mercury?

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How can the 6.5 m primary mirror of the JWST fit inside the 5.4 m fairing of Ariane 5?

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What orbital launch-site can I lawfully visit?

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Is it possible to use zinc powder as a NTR propellant?

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What was the reason for an odd number of astronauts in almost every group of the early US space program?

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How many left handed astronauts have there been?

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How does tankage mass really scale?

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587 views

What image compression algorithm did the Voyagers use?

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Balancing a mirror

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Did Skylab have a fixed orientation?

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Is this really the logo of the North Korean space program?

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Are ion thruster trajectories classified as brachistochrones?

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691 views

What is the highest number of impulses required for an optimal orbital transfer?

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Is there a neat formula for hyperbolic Kentucky windage?

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553 views

Are 3 points on an orbit enough to determine the shape of it in practice?

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Why have space stations become less volume-efficient despite technological progression?

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Which computer monitors will work on Mars?

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What happens to a spacecraft crashing into the Moon?

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How to calculate drop due to ship docking at orbital tether

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What does the abbreviation "MS" for the current Soyuz version name mean?

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How can I view the Voyager golden record images?