What's the best tag for the gas mixture that humans and animals breathe inside spacecraft, or one that they don't?

's definition says it's the stuff around planets.

Questions regarding an envelope of gasses surrounding a celestial body held in place by the body's gravity.

I just added to How much nitrogen did Skylab and the Space Shuttle carry for atmosphere makeup? but I'm not sure if it's the right way to go.

note: Now I'm also wondering about atmospheres in spacecraft that are not crewed and do not contain animals:

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    $\begingroup$ Shuttle nomenclature was "cabin atmosphere". $\endgroup$ – Organic Marble Feb 23 at 5:06
  • $\begingroup$ @OrganicMarble that sounds like an excellent tag to me $\endgroup$ – uhoh Feb 23 at 5:18
  • $\begingroup$ but that would preclude suit gasses @OrganicMarble. Perhaps the existing life-support tag would be sufficient $\endgroup$ – JCRM Feb 23 at 10:01
  • $\begingroup$ okay cabin-and-suit-gas-mixture ;-) $\endgroup$ – uhoh Feb 23 at 10:02
  • $\begingroup$ @JCRM good idea, added, thanks! Perhaps that can even be an answer here? $\endgroup$ – uhoh Feb 23 at 10:03
  • $\begingroup$ I'd probably suggest "air-supply" as a synonym for it. $\endgroup$ – JCRM Feb 23 at 10:23
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    $\begingroup$ @JCRM it's giving me flashbacks from the 1980's en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… $\endgroup$ – uhoh Feb 23 at 11:08
  • $\begingroup$ "air-supply" would be more the tanks and plumbing storing the breathing gases and bringing them to the cabin. $\endgroup$ – Organic Marble Feb 23 at 22:52
  • $\begingroup$ tag:gasses exists $\endgroup$ – Magic Octopus Urn Jul 4 at 12:17

"Cabin Atmosphere"


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  • $\begingroup$ I like it, yep! $\endgroup$ – uhoh Jul 4 at 15:55

has been used for this in the past, but it probably shouldn't be overloaded that way. Whatever we decide the tag should be, those other questions need to be retagged manually.

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  • $\begingroup$ We may not be able to incentivize and/or promote with a special tag-hat the work and therefore distribute it amongst several users, but at least it's extent is finite and well-defined. $\endgroup$ – uhoh Feb 24 at 2:48
  • $\begingroup$ I've adjusted the question to include atmospheres not meant for crew or animals as well $\endgroup$ – uhoh Jul 4 at 4:06

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