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Can we get a picture for the Space Exploration StackExchange site?

I think it would be pretty nice if we had a picture, instead of the generic SX speech bubble. I was thinking that we could have something simple, like just a rocketship, or we could go with a deep ...
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What is the difference between [crewed-spaceflight] and [crewed-missions]?

I noticed that we have two tags that appear to be very closely related: crewed-spaceflight (171 questions) and crewed-missions (23 questions). The question overlap between them is minimal; only four ...
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Should we be more aggressive in handling conspiracy theory answers to unrelated questions?

Every so often, we get some crank coming by and polluting reasonable questions with often unrelated conspiracy theories, usually about moon hoaxes and what-not. When I see these, I generally flag as ...
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What to do when I feel the status-bydesign tag was added too soon or is not really justified?

In this question I describe a situation where I'm looking for a tag that begins with the word ion - as in a charged atom. In this case I expected there to be a tag like ...
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I don't understand why - by design - “ion-thruster” tag remains hidden when I start typing “ion…”

I wanted to see if there was an ion-thruster or ion-propulsion tag when I was writing this question. When I started typing ...
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Do all tags have associated tag badges?

I tried to look at my progress towards a space-shuttle tag badge but there does not seem to be one for that. Are they manually created? Or am I missing something?
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Should “deep-space-network” and “dsn” be merged?

Should the tags deep-space-network and dsn be merged? See this question for example. Also, I used the optical for optical communications, it seems like a vague ...
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Group of comments disappear without a “moved to chat” message

A few minutes ago a block of comments disspeared from below this answer. When that happens, isn't there usually a residual message that says they've been "moved to chat" or something similar? I'm just ...
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Is there a story behind this “internet artifact” (result of mistyped SX SE url)?

I am often guilty of TUItmC (Typing while Under the Influence of too much Coffee. Today I accidentally typed space (dot) stackexchnage (dot) com with stachexchange ...
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This site has accessibility problems

In my opinion, too many questions and too many answers rely on images and videos. To be accessible to the visually impaired, authors who use images in their questions and answers should write ...
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How best to ensure my question will not “get migrated” to World Building?

I've just asked a question here that is at the edge of the on-topic envelope. I don't want it to "get migrated" to World Building because then (I think) I would have to join in order to regain control ...
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No Migration Without Representation!

The title is a pun on "No taxation without representation!" a famous slogan referring to an authoritative imperial power. I'm curious - for someone who is active here, why not just ask me if I'd ...
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How to find out what the “ recent activity” is on a question if it doesn't show up in dates?

I noticed an old question of mine had recent activity. It showed up near the top of the list of questions (when I was viewing while logged out). But when I looked at the question, I couldn't figure ...
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Should we have a composite materials tag?

There are a number of questions related to composite materials: https://space.stackexchange.com/search?q=%22composite+materials%22+is%3Aquestion https://space.stackexchange.com/search?q=composites+-%...
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Activate Language Sensitive Highlighting for code/script blocks?

In this question (edit: and this question and increasingly many others) I have added a short python script as a code block (all lines indented by four spaces). In stackoverflow, adding the Tag ...
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Is clarification of someone's question always 'solely up to the asker' and a waste of my time?

This comment states "It is up to the asker to clarify the intention of their question. Doing so on their behalf is rarely a good use of one's time". When I read the question Why does the ...
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How to show this particular tweeted (GIF?) in a question? - trouble downloading

This is a cool video/GIF/moving image of a satellite transiting the moon as seen from the Royal observatory. I don't understand exactly what I'm looking at from a web point of view - if I try to ...
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Necessary to edit a question to show it's not a duplicate, or is a comment sufficient?

My question was marked as an "exact duplicate" of another question. I feel it is different in two important ways and I've left a comment to that effect. But then I read the duplicate message more ...
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Why the change in moderators?

I like to think that Stack Exchange as a whole is fairly transparent in their processes, and that because of this the communities are trusting of decisions that are made. One thing that happened last ...
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Is “here I googled it for you, please google this topic for more information” the best quality answers we can give?

In my recent question here: What advancements towards Mars were made during Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko's "1 year" journey? 2 answers have come in yet to me they read like: "I ...
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Confusion in creating a tag

I recently attempted to create a new tag and a corresponding description for it. Not every step was clear to me and, whilst I think I simply did it wrong, I'd like to check the process before I ...
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Is it alright to open a chat room for a space advocacy project on another site?

I run Moonwards, a website working to develop a virtual Moon colony that is technically and scientifically realistic. It is a small site so far, and I am actively seeking collaboration. It has a forum ...
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Definition of [outer] space in SX SE

While looking for arguments to reopen this question I searched for a clear definition of outer space on SX. And up till now I think this definition is not made. If we can agree on space starting ...
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…And then there was silence… (to our esteemed CMs)

TildalWave has quit his moderator's position. Our esteemed CMs were quick to clean up the details of his resignation and chat transcripts, but are obviously playing the Cunctator when it comes to ...
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Can we get a tag for the Tsiolkovsky Rocket Equation?

I just edited the tags of this question. I'm surprised we don't have a tag for the Tsiolkovsky Rocket Equation. Shouldn't we have one?
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Future editor comments, a terrible idea?

Check the revision history (under "edited <date>") to see the question. EDIT: Between this line and the previous, there are many lines that are not rendered because SE think they are just HTML ...
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Orbital dynamics or Celestial Mechanics symbol sets for Space SE

Are there any schematic symbol sets for celestial mechanics or orbital dynamics terms like periastron, perihilion, apogee, perigee, etc.for incorporation into ?MathJax for Space SE?
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What is the status of Space SE's beta rating?

What is the status of Space SE's beta rating as of January 2016, and when will we become a fully graduated site?
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getting in touch with ADCS/GNC engineers

I would like to publish an abstract/paper pretty soon about ADCS engineering. As I am learning about ADCS-engineering on my own I'd like to discuss the different results of my researches with people ...
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Should we merge launch-site and launchpad tags?

launch-site tag's description: Questions on launch complexes, spaceports or other locales for the launch of spacecraft. launchpad tag's description: Questions regarding structures used to aid ...
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HTTPS forbidden on meta?

I often use a system that wants to block selective statements that I send out. Not sure why, but it's a work system, go figure... I've found that going to the site in HTTPS will prevent such filtering ...
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Truth vs Presentation

In this question some feedback made me wonder, what matters more in an answer, truth or presentation style?
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Is it appropiate to post a question just to get some kind of reward?

The game-like reward system of stack exchange may sometimes tempt people to post a question or an answer just to get "imaginary internet points" Should this practise be dis-encouraged?
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Feature request: add marvosym package to our MathJax set (for celestial body symbols)

\usepackage{marvosym} allows you to write M_\Sun or r_\Earth to have variables annotated ...
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Should I vote for (recommending) deletion on an answer that's just had a post notice put on it?

The mods here use post notices more than many sites, which I think is kinda nice. But unfortunately that means the general guidance on how to work with those is a bit lacking. If an answer has a post ...
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Does a sandbox page exist?

I am eager to try some some types of formatting, like in-line code, image customization, HTML support and a lot of other things to improve my posts. Does Stack Exchange have a sandbox page where I can ...
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“Newest questions” button missing when returning from meta

When coming back to the main page from Meta, the usual questions show up, put the "newest" filter is missing. It re-appears if I click at the "questions" tab again. Is this a bug?
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Rescaling a picture when editing a post

Is there any simple way of changing the dimensions of a picture when adding it to a post? (Other than downloading and change it in an editor.) Sometimes the default size of the image I find is not ...
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How to improve the question about the design of the controller in lunar lander?

Criticism on the UX of the control panel of the lunar module I'm not new to SE, but new to here. This question is closed as unclear, and well, I agree with that. The question comes from my poor ...
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How many Space Exploration Members are active in the space industry?

This question really has very little relevance, and truly is only being asked from my own curiosity but; How many Space Exploration Stack Exchange members are active in the space industry? To ...
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Am I alone in not seeing featured meta posts?

All I see is "Upcoming events" (am a Firefox user). I haven't looked closely at the CSS but have a nagging feeling that Upcoming events and Featured meta-posts somehow preempt each other, and compete ...
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Should Fuel and Propellant be merged?

I'm trying to decide if there is any meaningful difference between fuel and propellants. They both seem to cover the same thing, namely the fuel of a spacecraft. I suppose fuel is slightly more ...
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Is this question about orbit arc length and elliptic integrals on-topic, or is there a form of it that would be on-topic?

I found summat and would like to share it, so others may avoid the waste of time I spent sorting it out. See broken link here and broken link here (see comment below). Is that on-topic? I have a ...
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Sponsorship proposal - the Annual Meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group

This meeting is held every year by LEAG, a division of NASA that oversees lunar exploration objectives. It is attended by the best in the area of lunar science and exploration. This year I am going ...
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Why is .jpg not supported?

I just tried to add an image to my post and it said, file format not supported. It was a link to a .jpg file on Wikipedia. That's a pretty common format on the net, especially for photos. Does SE ...
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Keeping out of censorship, politics, sex, and religion?

Should users with editorial powers go around and "fix" the following items: an original poster's (frivolous or not) mention of the Lord (this); personal pronouns (replacing "he" for s/he or she or ...
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Summer of Space

There are 3 large potentially helpful sources of questions that are going on right now. I suggest we take as much advantage of them as possible, to see if we can get this site promoted to the next ...
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Let's try and answer the unanswered questions!

Let's see what we can do to answer the unanswered questions. I was able to answer one about cryogenic propulsion recently, and I'm suspecting more can be answered. I'm going to place a few bounties on ...
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Are telescope questions not considered space exploration?

I came across this question: What type of telescope should I use in order to view the surface of the moon? which got closed for being off-topic. And I'm wondering, are telescopes not considered a ...
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Should the policy against 'shopping' questions operate the same way here?

Yesterday there was a question about small commercial rocket motors for sale in the U.S.. I'm going to post an image of it in case it becomes inaccessible in a while due to deletion: TildalWave put ...

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