Tag: nasa

156 Can I borrow a lunar rover? 2013-09-23T10:42:48.647

66 Why is the American space program launch site based in Florida and not Texas? 2016-12-08T18:26:32.307

47 Curiosity: Why did they "reinvent the wheel" instead of using pressure tires? 2013-12-21T13:16:11.627

42 Why is the Shuttle Landing Facility runway surrounded by water? 2013-07-16T21:02:16.623

40 Why don't the Space Shuttle's tires explode in the vacuum of space? 2015-02-25T20:10:10.290

40 What's the baseball bat for? (seen in CRS-8 berthing NASA TV broadcast) 2016-04-13T10:22:35.117

37 Why did the Space Shuttle fly upside-down normally 2015-10-14T19:51:32.860

34 What made NASA shut down the Shuttle program? 2013-08-11T14:22:18.163

34 Did the Saturn V rocket have any purely aesthetic features that didn't serve an actual function? 2018-02-13T16:46:44.080

33 Why is it hard to take a high quality image of far away objects (like Pluto) using a high-tech space telescope? 2015-07-16T12:45:47.707

32 What would NASA have done if they knew Columbia was catastrophically damaged? 2015-08-08T18:45:33.670

32 Is it true that NASA is hiring a new 'planetary protection officer'? 2017-08-03T12:15:07.997

28 Why do the Shuttle's external tanks appear to be rusted? 2013-10-17T17:22:50.820

28 What constellation is on the NASA logo? 2014-10-29T02:03:40.543

27 Why don't 3-parachute descent systems collide and collapse? 2014-01-24T15:02:19.823

27 Is there any evidence that NASA was worried about deep lunar dust? 2015-08-11T20:41:52.770

27 Why did NASA set up a computing facility in Bermuda in the Mercury epoch? 2017-03-03T10:07:07.760

26 What will be NASA's successor to the Saturn V rocket? 2013-07-16T21:36:19.470

26 What's the coin on the Curiosity rover? 2013-09-27T07:33:11.153

26 Why were there beeps punctuating the voice communications during missions such as Apollo? 2014-06-08T20:21:50.510

26 Why didn't NASA use the shuttle to make a profit? 2015-07-29T13:29:02.737

24 Why does a rocket engine provide more thrust in a vacuum than in atmosphere? 2013-10-18T12:35:34.003

22 Why hasn't NASA planted a stationary lab on Mars yet? 2014-04-22T16:52:07.590

22 Did Neil Armstrong really say "Good Luck Mr. Gorsky" on the Moon? 2014-07-22T18:02:02.010

22 How does a spacecraft know that it is in orbit? 2016-07-05T11:53:05.820

21 Is the SLS irrelevant if the Falcon Heavy launch is successful this year? 2015-02-26T12:37:56.087

21 Did the designers of Voyager neglect the angular momentum of the tape recorders? 2015-07-24T17:10:34.163

19 How did NASA determine the distance and velocity of voyager 1? 2013-10-09T11:21:56.027

19 Fortran and the Apollo 11 mission 2014-03-17T00:45:38.957

19 Does NASA address libido of astronauts that are in space for prolonged periods of time? 2016-05-07T00:00:42.430

18 Were all the switches on the Command Module and LM control panels used during a mission? 2018-02-14T05:06:27.857

17 Do astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) actually use their legs? 2013-10-14T08:37:19.563

17 Why have a 10 minute pause at T-4 minutes? 2013-11-18T19:19:03.910

17 How did NASA remotely fix the code on the Mars Pathfinder? 2015-05-21T17:55:05.107

17 If the space shuttle computers all output contradictory commands, how is it chosen? 2015-07-09T23:58:21.553

17 Do we still have all the blueprints to go to the Moon? 2017-05-26T11:23:45.507

16 Size of Apollo era astronauts 2013-10-02T23:49:58.623

16 Why did Armstrong pilot the LM, when Aldrin was tasked as Lunar Module Pilot? 2014-04-21T15:34:25.630

16 Why does SpaceX appear to get less funding from NASA for the same thing as competitors? 2015-01-13T06:53:26.620

16 Why does NASA's Juno spacecraft only have a one year primary mission? 2015-03-09T21:47:05.147

15 Is there any reason why American spacesuits color changed over years? 2013-07-16T22:31:29.050

15 What was the space-worthiness determination procedure for STS-1? 2013-07-17T01:38:53.580

15 How much of an advantage do equator-proximal launch sites provide? 2013-08-06T08:00:53.540

15 How did the US government shutdown of 2013 affect NASA operations? 2013-10-01T15:10:21.900

15 NASA Launch Control: was all of its capacity ever used? 2014-02-17T11:21:23.853

15 Is potable water in the American & Russian segments still stored separately? 2014-02-17T15:18:51.117

15 Cheap cost of Mangalyaan 2014-09-24T07:36:16.647

15 Why do certain times of day have more launches than others? 2015-01-30T21:30:20.217

15 Voyager 3: what would have been its mission, and why was it canceled? 2015-07-20T17:45:27.530

15 Is NASA launching fewer interplanetary missions? 2015-08-26T14:40:32.597

15 Apollo communication between the Earth and Moon 2015-10-08T13:33:03.300

15 Will Juno record its deorbit? 2016-06-14T20:14:40.913

14 How will Juno establish existence of solid core within Jupiter and determine its size? 2014-02-12T14:01:11.710

14 How useful is placing an asteroid in Lunar orbit? 2014-06-06T10:45:04.457

14 What missions could be done with Orion on Falcon Heavy? 2014-08-16T10:08:43.230

14 How did they solve Saturn V pogo oscillation problems? 2014-09-12T06:08:04.370

14 How much RF transmit power does DSN need to send commands to Voyager? 2015-07-09T21:05:39.263

14 How would finding life on Mars affect the timeline to send people? 2015-08-05T23:49:20.887

14 Why don't we put an EmDrive in space? 2015-11-09T05:46:31.080

14 What are these enclosed regions on the Mission Control Center map? 2015-12-30T16:06:57.970

14 Was 39A built with a rocket much larger than the Saturn V in mind? 2017-11-09T12:47:15.310

13 Do Russian and American spacecraft use the same docking mechanism? 2013-08-15T02:51:33.600

13 Who really coined the phrase "Light the Candle!" to commence with a rocket launch? 2014-01-03T02:28:12.093

13 What are the consequences of NASA validating this "impossible" space drive? 2014-08-01T07:49:14.233

13 What NASA documents did SpaceX use to design their engines? 2015-02-21T16:14:18.847

13 NASA cost estimating and Falcon 9 2016-03-08T13:01:46.940

13 This BBC photo does not show a replica of Vanguard-1, what might it be? 2017-10-06T12:38:12.363

12 Does the Dawn spacecraft have the potential for an extended mission? 2013-07-20T16:05:38.173

12 Did NASA use metric units for the Mercury missions? 2013-08-20T00:15:54.327

12 How were vibrations supposed to be handled in an Ares I? 2013-08-23T16:31:01.113

12 What's the advantage of using an SLS system rather than a number of small lift rockets? 2013-09-03T20:23:18.493

12 What does NASA plan to do with the world's largest quantum computer? 2013-11-29T20:37:11.760

12 Will the Pluto flyby by New Horizons be broadcast online? 2015-05-31T13:55:33.100

12 What was the reason for an odd number of astronauts in almost every group of the early US space program? 2016-02-16T23:45:04.987

12 Will the January 2018 government shutdown affect the Falcon Heavy launch? 2018-01-21T20:33:31.780

11 What's inside NASA N911 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA 747)? 2015-04-21T01:50:55.467

11 Growing food in space 2015-08-11T15:31:09.457

11 The Moon's shadow could not possibly look like this — could it? 2017-07-22T19:33:13.787

10 Why was the NERVA program dropped? 2013-08-10T05:09:37.453

10 What's the public availability of data gathered by NASA probes? 2013-11-12T18:07:15.027

10 What significance did Pioneer 10 & 11 have? 2014-03-26T11:04:16.850

10 Why did NASA intentionally crash the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) on the moon? 2014-04-23T13:56:09.663

10 Armageddon in NASA training 2014-06-04T00:06:49.150

10 Does NASA hire foreign nationals as astronauts? 2015-08-06T18:26:30.897

10 Why does NASA not replicate existing manned launch systems? 2016-06-03T14:10:31.823

10 Which are the benefits and challenges for a new SLS rocket version with four SRB? 2016-08-20T22:47:20.820

9 What is the success rate of NASA launches? 2013-08-29T00:58:06.073

9 How effective would the ARES aircraft be? 2013-10-03T22:21:54.143

9 Why did we send those golden records on Voyager crafts? 2014-03-21T13:51:20.120

9 What causes the costs of operating an existing planetary mission? 2014-04-16T09:40:36.257

9 Quite some lateral wobble immediately following Antares Orb-2 liftoff. Is that normal? 2014-07-13T17:34:14.640

9 Is there any active collision avoidance aboard the spacecraft in Mars' orbit? 2014-09-23T07:55:32.690

9 Will SMAP produce predictable satellite flares visible to the naked eye from the surface of the Earth? 2015-02-25T03:18:32.673

9 What engineering problems was Ares I facing at the time of its cancellation? 2015-04-05T01:00:23.803

9 How are New Horizons images sent back to Earth? 2015-07-14T21:01:46.300

9 Can we talk to Pioneer 6? 2017-02-28T07:00:56.643

8 Does NASA have a space tug project to bring a habitable module to the ISS? 2013-07-18T18:30:27.567

8 Text of John Houbolt's letter proposing Lunar Orbit Rendezvous for Apollo? 2013-11-18T18:24:43.943

8 Does NASA have any documented procedures in the event of discovery of extraterrestrial life? 2013-12-12T18:17:42.433