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There are multiple Artemis missions in the Artemis program. It looks like, if anything, we should have artemis-1, artemis-2, etc. Probably, best to just merge artemis-mission into artemis-program though, since it looks like it's been used for more than one mission.


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I'm not going to say either way just yet, but I'll explore things to consider. Most of the questions that have the tag at the moment should not have it. So if we keep the tag and assume it's for "travel" in the tourism sense or in the sense of Travel SE but don't think that the tourism tag is sufficient, then we'd have to remove it from say three ...


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Mods can intervene to do tag maintenance. There's only two questions on this tag, and both are about Mr. Steven (now Ms. Tree) specifically. I can see how renaming it fairing-recovery-vessel would allow more widespread adoption of the tag. I don't see sufficient justification to create sub-tags at this point. There's just not enough questions about each. In ...


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I merged manufacture into manufacturing and created a synonym.


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New suggestion: Rename columbia to shuttle-columbia, to allow space for a columbia-csm if needed. Make ov-102 a synonym of shuttle-columbia. Merge sts-107 into shuttle-columbia without synonymizing, just to get rid of the sts-107 tag. If we find that the tag keeps getting recreated, we can revisit making it a synonym.


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Rename delta4 to delta-iv. Make delta4 and delta-4 synonyms. Rename delta4-heavy to delta-iv-heavy. Make delta4-heavy and delta-4-heavy synonyms.


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Both representations have widespread usage, but the Roman numerals are how it is represented on the official ULA webpage for it. The only major issue is the delta4-heavy tag already exists and would need to be renamed too for consistency. The only other potential issue (which is pretty minor) is delta-iv implies a potential delta-v rocket, but that tag is ...


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Because the title question leads with "How is our tagging situation?" I'm going to start by addressing number 3. If you'd like to skip the detailed breakdown, feel free to jump down to the Comparison Summary heading. How does our current tagging situation compare to similar sites like Astronomy SE? To analyze the tagging behavior of Space ...


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"Crew" implies a certain level of operational capability that most animals are unlikely to possess, or to at least be able to express meaningfully in the context of spaceflight. I suppose it might be somewhat borderline with great apes, particularly ones like Ham or Enos that received special training to operate equipment. However, even in those two cases, ...


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Tags which are only used once and have no tag wiki are automatically deleted after six months. I have a script which regularly checks untagged questions across the network and this edit was made 6.5 months after the question was posted. The Wayback Machine only has snapshots of your question from 2019 and later, so we can't be 100% sure, but given the ...


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The Criteria for the gold tag badge is difficult to meet, lesser badges do nothing. The site needs enough questions with the tag so that a user can get 1000 score on answers to the tag; with answers without downvotes they'd be a 10K user minimum, if they provided answers on only one tag. That reduces the number of users eligible. Our highest reputation user ...


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Or is this a somewhat "invisible" feature that few discover? Hard to prove that, but my suspicion is yes. It is not mentioned in the tour, and in normal perusal of the site you're not likely to stumble across it unless you go digging into users' badges and happen across one who has a tag badge. It could be discovered by reading over the Help ...


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I suggest merging spacecraft-cameras into camera.


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So this was originally a really short yes, and I realize now that was unclear. I had intended it to be a "yes" to uhoh's last question about retagging. After Pearson's comment, I've changed my mind. It seems maybe we should deliberate longer to find a better solution that doesn't wipe out more familiar terminology.


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Agreed. This seems like an un-useful tag currently used for different things on different questions. A 3D modeling tag is a good idea if there are likely going to be more questions and I think there certainly might and would welcome good on-topic questions of that type. We often have questions from people doing other things who need Space SE relate facts (e....


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All right, I added the tag synonym international-space-station!


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I completed the merge and synonym!


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"Cabin Atmosphere" ENGINEERING CRITERIA FOR SPACECRAFT CABIN ATMOSPHERE SELECTION (1967)


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I don't think the history tag should have any fixed limits. That said, I think as a guideline the tag should probably be used for only Shuttle Era (ended 2011) and before, at the present. As we move forward, naturally more items will become history, which is why I suggest no fixed limits. I'm fine with having a pre-sputnik tag in addition to the history tag....


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Remember, Ham the chimp pushed levers. Most of the time, in spaceflight discourse, the most significant distinction between "crewed" and "uncrewed" is relevant to safety, not to function. Historically, when chimps have been aboard spacecraft, they were recruited for their expendability (even when we intended and hoped they would survive!) rather than ...


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While there may be a small distinction in that "speed" only applies to the absolute value of the velocity vector while the word "velocity" is commonly used both for the speed and the velocity vector, they certainly don't need separate tags. One generally uses the letter "v" as in $v=\sqrt{GM/a}$ for speed as well as $\mathbf{v}$ ...


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We have a video tag. Would that work?


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In my opinion, we should try having the acronym tag <-> synonym relation the other way around more often. While "ISS" is a well known acronym, this field is famous for generating an enormous amount of hard-to-understand acronyms. Even though things like environmental-control-and-life-support-system is a bit on the lengthy side, eclss tells me ...


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I strongly disapprove of that because Columbia had a long and storied history. It should not be only known because of the accident. There was also an Apollo command module named Columbia. I hate it when people refer to the failures by the names of the Orbiters. If you're going to make "columbia" = "sts-107" then we need "columbia-...


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Given the positive feedback on the answer and my comment, I've gone ahead and merged/synonymized modeling into 3d-modeling. Please take time when you get the chance to review the questions tagged and remove/retag any that do not fit 3d-modeling.


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Yes. This seems like a good idea to me. While many but not all of the Apollo missions do have individual mission tags and a few STS missions do as well, I think these exceptions are for notability and large amount of historical scrutiny and specifics. For modern launches the mission-specific nature of some tags probably arise because the question is about ...


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I recently removed the poorly conceived tag small from a question because I wasn't sure if they meant for it to refer to smallsats or small rockets, but it did cross my mind that it might be useful to have a smallsat tag. Something as a catch-all so that we don't have to create tags for all the individual categories aside from cubesats unless we actually ...


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Here's a quick inventory of the current tagging status of multi-mission space programs: Manned Mercury: "project-mercury" Gemini: "project-gemini" Apollo: "apollo-program" + individual tags for Apollo 10-17 and Apollo-Soyuz Space Shuttle: "space-shuttle" + the individual orbiters "shuttle-columbia", "...


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While the current situation is unfortunately tag salad, there are a couple of points where I think there's room for granularity: Not all uses of cameras relevant to space exploration involves cameras located in space (like photography from the ground). In space/not in space is an objective criterion. Cameras intended to be operated by humans in contrast to ...


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I could see us getting more questions on the Columbia orbiter. I think a merge/synonym of sts-107 into columbia would be a good idea, not because they are exactly equal, but because we don't need a separate tag for the subset of questions about specifically mission STS-107.


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