The International Space Station apparently has an extensive menu of food choices, which I assume are manufactured by private contractors in various countries. So why can't I order real space food online? [more inside]
How do we get around the Space Coast/Melbourne/Titusville? [more inside]
Is there an atmospheric pressure at which the melting point of chocolate is higher than the boiling point of water? [more inside]
I applied to run the London Marathon and received my "rejected" magazine last week. Given that I know there is absolutely no way I can make the £1,750-£2,500 required to pledge to a charity, is there any way I can get a chance to run it? [more inside]
Can you help me identify this building that is possibly in the New York City area or maybe in Chicago based on a few pictures of its interior? A wedding was held here and I have no idea where it could be. Photos here, here, here and here. Pictures of a teal-ish wall here and here.
So, what object did I fail to identify? [more inside]
How do astronauts and other trained professionals deal with itches while in pressurized suits for long durations of time? Does NASA make astronauts undergo "tickle conditioning" to reduce the stress caused by having an itch one can't scratch, or, likewise, the military with fighter pilots? Do the subjects just get used to the feeling, so that the itch deadens? Are antihistamines or similar drugs administered pre-flight? Has weightlessness been found to affect these and related parts of the nervous system that manage sensations of pain, discomfort, heat, cold, etc.?
Lately, '80s/'90s dream pop a la Galaxie 500 has really been hitting the spot. Please recommend more music that will send me drifting away into a sea of fuzzy bliss. [more inside]
Are there any presentation stages like Sidney Harmon Hall in Washington, D.C. in the western part of the US?
Are there any presentation stages like Sidney Harmon Hall in Washington, D.C. in the western part of the US? [more inside]
How do I make a small storage closet of an office livable for the next year? What kind of space saving measures/organizational things can I buy to make this work and keep myself sane? [more inside]
How can I get a copy of this NASA photo? It's a picture of the cast of Star Trek with the Space Shuttle Enterprise, number 50 in this Air & Space article of the top 50 NASA photos. [more inside]
The second small bedroom was an editing suite/video room, but soon the baby will arrive. Are there good examples of dual use rooms that're half baby/half studio in small spaces? [more inside]
Are there insects on the space station? (Not counting any being used in experiments) [more inside]
What are the odds that I'll see the northern lights? [more inside]
I'm an innovative thinker who got stuck in an engineering box. I'm about to get kicked out of the box. Can you help me find a new box? [more inside]
For the last two+ months, and until October, I've been living out of a suitcase as I make a move overseas. There are aspects of this transition that are starting to wear on me and I'm looking for cheap/free ways to cope. [more inside]
About a month ago I heard a partial interview with a short story author (male) and one of the stories was about aliens who come to Earth to experience emotions by inhabiting our bodies. They vacation here because our life span is very short compared to theirs. They were very,very tall on their planet. This story has been stuck in my mind. I emailed NPR and they couldn't figure it out either. Help!
Why don't satellites and probes send back video from space? [more inside]
I've been wondering if there's any truth to something I remember reading a while ago: that when the Space Shuttle makes a nighttime landing, people in the area around Kennedy Space Center leave their outdoor lights on to welcome it home. [more inside]
Help me find this picture that was on APOD years ago [more inside]
How did they put images on the Voyager golden records? [more inside]
How to make long distance relationship work after high school? [more inside]
What is the universe expanding into? [more inside]
I'm looking for a movie: Scifi, set in space/on a spaceship, probably late 70s release, that has as a plot element humans hiding from a nefarious computer or machine that would stick a needle in the back of the person's head (possibly into a port) when person was caught.
Help me find some decent, recent space combat sims! I've played the classics (wing commander, freespace) and wondered if there are any other decent ones that were released within the last 4-6 years.
Where can I purchase large maps or art prints of Mars, tomorrow, in New York City? [more inside]
Space-themed games for a bunch of eight year olds? [more inside]
Why don't we dispose of nuclear waste by shooting it into space?
What are some great books on astronomy and space exploration? [more inside]
Where can I hold auditions on the L.A. Eastside? [more inside]
I would like to write some basic software that, without any user input at all, simulates an event such as a crew traveling in space. What do I need to learn in order to get from the "if launch was successful then print 'CONGRATULATIONS'" stage to the "if crew member #3 is depressed and she is co-pilot, then set $mistake_likelihood higher" level of detail? [more inside]
Rapper Edan uses an amazing spacey delay sound on some of his songs. How can I duplicate it? [more inside]
Heading to Orlando for the first time, and overwhelmed by themepark options. Any must see recommendations? [more inside]
What visual artists are known (or would you say should be) for use of white space / negative space? [more inside]
How can I best use the top of my refrigerator? What's on top of your fridge? [more inside]
What is this faintly-remembered book, if not "Diary of a Spaceperson"? It was a book of illustrations of a future tourist trip of the great sights of the (fanciful future) solar system. Like "Diary", it was similar to the Terran Trade Authority books. More clues inside... [more inside]
Help me get lost in space. [more inside]
Any suggestions for finding artists studio space in Queens, NY--either Long Island City or Sunnyside/Woodside? [more inside]
Is that red shift in your pocket... [more inside]
Name that Japanese movie: seen onboard Japan Airlines in 2002-2003. Salaryman becomes obsessed with building a space rocket in his back garden. [more inside]
In the realm of astrophysics, are there any charts, graphs, or models (or even physical examples of star clusters, etc) that somewhat resemble the branches of a tree? [more inside]
Creep me out! Lately I've been on an "unsettling stuff" kick -- I like feeling unsettled and I find it creatively inspiring -- but I'm running low on things to explore. [more inside]
Back about a decade ago, I happened to be watching in early evening as the moon went from thin sliver to complete disappearance. It was one of those unexpected and somewhat wondrous moments of my life (due to many circumstances of the time, and the unplanned coolness of it). I'd like to see it again. Is there some schedule for me to tell when this is going to happen again visible from my area? [more inside]
Is there a distance at which a satellite will orbit a body indefinitely? Is this distance a universal constant? [more inside]
Looking for a 4X style empire game from my youth. Difficulty: Played it on a VT-100 terminal. Crazy boring details inside. [more inside]
Can two road bicycles fit in a Toyota Matrix Wagon? I would fold the back seats down, lay them flat and take the front tires off.
I'd like to watch a rocket launched into space (from the continental U.S.). I've researched it as best I can, but would like guidance from someone who knows more about it or has seen one before. [more inside]
Is co-working best for us? [more inside]
What distance could a ship circumnavigate, using theoretically proven technologies, by the end of the century, traveling as far into space as possible and still returning home in 900 years? [more inside]
Help me say, nicely, "Please don't touch my child". [more inside]