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Are space exploration history questions on topic here?

Prompted by Jon Ericson♦ in a comment to this question, I'd like to know if questions on history of space exploration are on-topic here. There's already a History.SE site, but I'm not sure folks there ...
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Do we need the [technology] tag?

I just noticed we have a technology tag. It's excerpt states this: Questions relating to the use of technology to further space exploration. I'm wondering what the community's opinion is on this ...
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Fixing formatting by removing MathJaX formatting

This answer is not entirely readable as two "\$" signs are interpreted as a MathJaX block and the formatting is messed up. I tried to fix it by replacing "$115" with "\$115" but got validation error ...
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Is the 'microgravity food safety' question on-topic?

I saw this question: Mostly this question (and some earlier knowledge about food & drink behaviour in space) made me think that which are those foods that would mean a serious threat for people ...
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Can we make the [space-sickness] and [motion-sickness] tags synonyms?

We have two tags, space-sickness and motion-sickness on the main site, in the context of Space Exploration both describing same range of symptoms known as space adaptation syndrome a.k.a. space motion ...
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Migrated question lost CW status

The literary canon question was migrated from the main site to meta. On the main site, the answer that I started is CW. On the meta site, the answer that I started is not CW although I have since ...
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Please revise reason for closure or delete question. This downvoted, many times edited and misclosed question is not a duplicate.

Please, if the question needs to be (down voted and) closed, can you find a valid reason for closure as this is not a duplicate question? One asks for the mass launched into Space. My question asks ...
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Are transient questions on-topic or off-topic?

This question received a close vote: When is Fēngyún-3C planned to launch? What do we do with transient questions? Something similar may happen on Travel, if people are asking on how to travel ...
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Can we ban the satellites tag?

This site is fundamentally about space, exploration, and satellites. As a result, most of the questions could be tagged with the satellites tag. I think it should be banned entirely from the site. In ...
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What sort of chat events could we schedule?

There are usually a few individuals idling in The Pod Bay, and it has a good level activity. I'd hate to see that activity slump as we move further into beta (as it seems to be with most sites). I ...
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What should we do about [zero-gravity]?

I'm wondering what we should do with zero-gravity - as we all know, zero gravity does not exist - the correct term is microgravity, which we already have a tag for. Furthermore, all the zero-gravity ...
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Is it acceptable to link to a question asked elsewhere on SE?

It is clear (SE)^2 is about Space Exploration. Being a relatively new site here on SE, some questions may have been posted on other SE sites. Amongst others, Where is our demarcation line between ...
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Does Space Exploration want/need a theme?

I love the way Arqade (and various other SE sites) embraces its theme of gaming into it's site theme and logo. Do we want to follow the same steps and propose a theme? Example:
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Space Exploration Logo Proposals

Please post as answers below, your logo proposals for this site. Rules: Original artwork only. You need to have a copy of your submission in a vector format. Following the same suggested format ...
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Promotional resources: Site invitation letter templates

This is a follow-up on @DeerHunter's inquiry regarding Contacting space agencies PAO (public affairs' offices). Since we've more or less agreed there that it's about time we start sending invitations ...
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Do we need both “scope” and “off-topic” tags on meta?

I've noticed we have both scope and off-topic tagged questions in meta.space.se. Do we really need both of them? I prefer the scope tag, and I think we could make ...
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Topics by SciFi Author, can or should we define some as in and some as out of scope?

I would guess that probably all of use can think of and agree on at least half dozen Science Fiction authors who's work shaped space exploration as it is today. We can probably also agree on several ...
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Make conspiracy theories and tin-foil hat theories off-topic

If we want to be on good terms with space agencies, we have to exterminate tinfoil hat theories ruthlessly.
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Resources and references on the topic of space exploration

Which books, journals, articles, or electronic resources are considered a must-read by scientists, engineers, etc., involved in development and design of space missions? I'm looking for the so-called ...
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Are consumer space travel / space tourism questions on-topic?

We've received a question in our Q&A regarding consumer space travel, and I wasn't sure whether such questions are acceptable and on-topic, or off-topic. I'm personally inclined to think they're ...
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Is this question asked on scifi.stackexchange.com on-topic here?

I have asked this question on scifi.stackexchange.com. Someone suggested I instead ask the question over here on Space Exploration to get better answers. Would that question be accepted here at all? ...
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What should be done when information learned later largely invalidates a question?

I asked "Why did the ESA choose SPARC for LEON?" and nos pointed out that SPARC was used for the ESA's previous 32-bit processors. With a 32-bit ISA already in use, the continued use of SPARC makes ...
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Contacting space agencies PAO (public affairs' offices)?

Yes, I do know about the premature attempt to contact NASA when the site was in Area 51 (sigh). However, now things are different, and it may be much more suitable (and safe :( ) for Public Affairs ...
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Are questions about extraterrestrial life on-topic?

It would seem to me that the search for life on other planets or moons would be an important part of space exploration, even if it isn't directly related to colonization. However, I have seen mixed ...
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Is Wikipedia a viable source?

Just a question I have, regarding the viability of us using Wikipedia as a source. Some sites / educational bodies refuse to allow Wikipedia to be used as a source because 'anyone can edit it', so ...
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Why were my tag edits rejected?

Yesterday I edited some tags. They were all rejected. In my opinion, they were improvements to the current tags. The tags I edited were either empty or just one liners: "Questions relating to so ...
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When (if ever) should a question include general reference links?

I asked a question in which I provided a link to Wikipedia for a term that seemed likely to be unfamiliar to many here, but now I am wondering if such was appropriate/helpful. (If I had not provided ...
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What term should be used for *naut?

While I do not object to the use of astronaut as inclusive of cosmonauts, taikonauts (which Wikipedia indicates is a media term with limited use), astronauts "proper", and any other 'naut, even within ...
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How to put a human on Mars

Not sure if this should be a question here or not. But BBC just published this, which happens to be like two days after our public beta started. Is there a relationship in the timing?
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Should [space-law] be just [law]?

I was thinking of going through and retagging all the space-law questions to just law. Before doing so, however, I decided to ask the community - It seems like there is something I am missing. Should ...
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Space law and Stack Exchange policy on legal advice

Relevant Q&As from MetaSO: Not the Place for Legal Questions Is there a Stack Exchange site for Law Questions? If not, why not? Is "consult your lawyer" a valid answer to legal ...
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Adding online capability to draw orbits within posts

This is a long-shot question: User Experience SE users can draw Balsamiq mockups in their questions and answers. Electrical Engineering SE users can draw schematics. Maths and physics sites can use ...
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Can't find space exploration on http://stackexchange.com/sites

We're in public beta now. Why can't I find space on http://stackexchange.com/sites ?
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Are enthusiasts being discouraged?

So far we have questions such as getting more professional questions and a few others that i could link to here on meta. Whilst I am in agreement that getting a higher quantity of professional ...
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Did we just go Public Beta?

I just noticed that our privilege requirements changed to those of a public beta site. Did we just graduate to public beta?
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Should we have an agreed standard efficiency for solar energy?

Relating to questions such as how far from the sun can solar power be used as a reliable energy source Myself and tildalwave had a brief discussion about a proposed standard so that all questions ...
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Should we be deleting bad questions?

Related reading: What should we do with unprofessional questions? I noticed that someone voted to delete my question: How will we get back to the moon?. I'm not upset that it got closed, but I don't ...
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Commitment instructions - How to follow them?

Given that most people that have chosen to commit are not experts, how is it reasonable to ask for the following?: I commit to participate actively in XYZ for at least three months, especially ...
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How should we address the topic of aliens?

It's bound to come up in questions but where do we draw the line for ET, Aliens and UFOs?
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What should we do with unprofessional questions?

This question fits together with: How can we work to include more professional questions in this site? Policy on recycling example questions from Area 51* Quote: The problem is, if this site ...
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Site Evaluation- First 4 days

How are we doing as a site? What kinds of questions are we choosing as the most interesting questions, and which of them are questions that are valuable, and which should we eliminate? (This post ...
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Multiplying content and possibly 'wrong' information - How handle it?

Ok, hopefully I am not offending people here - please take it as sound criticism. I have just read an answer, which I found rather hilarious and a good example for my problem (dear author, sorry, ...
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What's the ETA on Public Beta?

Just curious, about when will be break out of our private beta cage and let the hordes in? Are there any special benchmarks we need to meet first? Special A51 stats?
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Should questions about black hole, FTL and other possible but still only theoretical topics by out of scope?

Black holes, Dark Matter, FTL, & Hyperdrive have differing probabilities of actually influencing Space Exploration, but they all are only theoretically possible (to differing degrees). Should ...
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Accepting Answers during the Private Beta

This is my first private beta (151 area 51 points would be a newbie clue) I have a few questions with some really good answers. But I hesitate to mark them accepted, during the private beta. They ...
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Do Beta sites have reduced resources on the Stack network?

I have participated on many Stack sites, and several beta sites, and this is the first time, things seem much slower. I noticed that some of the common stuff that normally updates faster on ...
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Do duplicates affect the 'answered' ratio?

I don't even know if this is the right place to ask. https://space.stackexchange.com/help/duplicates does not say anything if duplicates, that are marked as such, are counted as questions that haven ...
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Collaborative math

Questions like this one Energy cost of bringing the space shuttle external tank to orbit make me wish there was some sort of embeddable collaborative math option. Something that would let you create ...
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Should we say 'ISS' or 'the ISS'?

I have been editing things like this: How are we getting stuff to ISS into How are we getting stuff to the ISS? Is it proper to do this, or is it right to just say 'ISS'?
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Alternative domain name to be less confusing

So, I can understand how given the domain name space, it could cause some confusion. Anyone have a suggestion that would be less confusing? The title of the website should remain the same.

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