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Keeping out of censorship, politics, sex, and religion?
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The pronoun one gets awkward for me regularly. Because about 6 of 7 people on SX are men, I have always just said 'he'. But I am a woman, and know of no others here - they are here, but I don't know ...

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Sponsorship proposal - the Annual Meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group
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Now to report back on how the LEAG meeting space.stackexchange promotion mission went. Pretty well, I think. There were things that made it harder for me to spend time talking about it, but when I did,...

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May I be forgiven and ask questions for Christmas?
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Sorry Muze, but blocking is something that is done automatically by the system. Moderators have no control over it. All they can do is explain how it works and offer guidance as to how to restore your ...

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Software tools for space exploration available online
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Online Tools NASA's Data Portal has a catalog of NASA datasets and APIs JPL Horizons calculates ephemerides for tracked solar system objects Lagrange Point Finder at orbitsimulator.com. Trajectory ...

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Be welcoming - a new Space Exploration Stack Exchange
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There was a discussion in the chat room of Blender.se today about the same thing. They are a graduated site, with enough traffic that weariness has set in for them when handling their high number of ...

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Worldbuilding's writing a blog post about TRAPPIST-1. What should we include in it?
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Worldbuilding's mandate: Worldbuilding Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for writers, artists and others using science, geography and culture to construct imaginary worlds and ...

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Should we edit a date into questions that are moving targets?
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This particular question is a rare instance of a list question that is acceptable to our community, even though it will change with time. It covers material not easily found elsewhere and of use for ...

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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?
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The answers have quite a bit more information than just a link. I suppose you went to the links provided and looked around. Then you must have seen what was summarized very briefly for you - this ...

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Are telescope questions not considered space exploration?
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The question was closed as off-topic because it really belonged on Astronomy.SE. Ordinarily it would have been migrated there, together with all its comments and answers. At the time this question was ...

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Are we interested in moderating the quality of questions here?
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This particular question has interesting aspects which helped it make it pass muster. Also, it's seems fair to suppose the asker just didn't know what term to search for to get the answer to their ...

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What is the status of Space SE's beta rating?
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It has certainly been chatted about with increasing frequency in The Pod Bay. To track our progress on all the metrics used to determine when we graduate, you can look at Stacker, a site created by ...

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Collection of space exploration related infographics
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Driving Distances on Mars and the Moon Description: The total distance covered by all extra-terrestrial land vehicles, as of July 28th, 2014. Opportunity completed a marathon (42.195 km) on March ...

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Sponsorship proposal - the Annual Meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group
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Well, Stack Exchange agreed this is a good opportunity to spread the word about Space Exploration SE. They sent out some black t-shirts, and some other stuff, the package is waiting at the hotel for ...

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Some PR to have these guys as contributors?
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Perhaps you've noticed the 'Know someone who can answer?' box at the bottom of questions without answers. There are templates through the links there that work with the 4 most common services. My ...

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Software tools for space exploration available online
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Simulator Games Kerbal Space Program, a space travel simulator with fairly realistic physics. It also has a ton of mods and add-ons, a very active forum, and a good wiki, all accessible here. KSP is ...

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I have a question on hold, shall I completely rephrase it or ask another one?
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The purpose of closing a question is to encourage the poster to improve the question by editing it. Asking another one is not the idea. Take cues from the comments left, and from the reason for ...

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Software tools for space exploration available online
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Downloads Gravity Simulator at orbitsimulator.com Celestia space simulation software, also Celestia Motherlode add-ons of spacecraft, extra-solar objects, and fictional objects for Celestia NASA ...

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Why have the XKCD cartoons in The Pod Bay stopped loading?
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Well, I didn't receive a reply to my email to the webmaster of XKCD, but the cartoon now posts like it used to, so one way or another it has been handled. I choose to assume that the webmaster and ...

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What shall our canonical question and answer regarding moon hoax conspiracy theories be?
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How do we know the Apollo Moon landings are real? Since about 1976, conspiracy theories denying the Moon landing and claiming it was all faked have garnered a lot of attention and a large number of ...

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Does this site have anything like a homework policy?
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The policy that Stack Overflow has adopted is one I quite like, balanced and fair. I had thought it was part of Meta Stack Exchange and thus applied to all daughter sites, but I was mistaken - my bad. ...

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Overzealous insta-closing of new users' first question with less than 5 site Q's per day here
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Close votes for too broad, unclear, or opinion-based are virtually always accompanied by a comment explaining why, if not after the first vote, then after the second. I will hazard a guess that if the ...

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Are unsourced yet "authoritative-sounding" answers proper here?
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I just noticed this question, and would like to add a few points that apply to Space.SE more than many other SE sites. People from the space industry often know things simply because they work with ...

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Would it be reasonable to ask this in SXSE?
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Since it is actually not possible to migrate the Aviation.SE question, it definitely isn't cross-posting, and since it concerns satellites, it definitely has to do with space. That's all that really ...

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Where can you find stuff online to learn the math and physics key to Space Exploration SE?
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I'm going to list a few things that i think help bridge the huge gap between experts and interested members of the public. It's true that answerers have helped me out as much as they can, but it seems ...

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Resources and references on the topic of space exploration
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Online courses and textbooks (free of charge) NASA Basics of Space Flight Khan Academy The Physics Hypertextbook Bookboon's Engineering section Engineering Mathematics: YouTube Workbook Alison ...

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Should we have a composite materials tag?
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I think it is a good idea. Since we can only put a maximum of five tags on each question, and (for now) search results are less than stellar, having specific tags could be helpful for finding relevant ...

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Is clarification of someone's question always 'solely up to the asker' and a waste of my time?
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Handling matters like this one is not so easy to do in a comment. On the other hand, briefly stating the crux of an issue makes it easier to absorb. The better thing in this case would have been a ...

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How to show this particular tweeted (GIF?) in a question? - trouble downloading
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It looks like while it may seem to be a GIF, it actually isn't - it's been converted by Twitter to a MP4. So, there is no way you can post that in an answer, other than as a still image with a link. ...

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Confusion in creating a tag
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It looks like this was a rare case where the tag did indeed disappear because there is no question with the tag. I wouldn't worry about stuff happening with a tag before you are done in general - ...

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Definition of [outer] space in SX SE
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The Karman Line is the definition of space accepted by the International Aeronautics Federation. Technically, this is the line above which an aircraft would have to go so fast to generate lift, its ...

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