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I would like to see a rocket launched into space

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]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Oct 7, 2009 - 15 answers

Is co-working best for us?

Is co-working best for us? [more inside]
posted by christopherbdnk on Oct 5, 2009 - 2 answers

How far could a starship travel in 900?

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]
posted by marcuswebb on Oct 3, 2009 - 13 answers

A little distance, please, people!

Help me say, nicely, "Please don't touch my child". [more inside]
posted by lottie on Oct 1, 2009 - 54 answers

To squat or not?

I am considering renting out an artist's studio space and squatting in it temporarily, does anyone have any experience in this? Good idea, bad idea? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 27, 2009 - 21 answers

Which of these vehicles will give me the most luggage space?

What vehicle should I rent from the airport if I need to transport 4 people and a load of luggage (at least 8 big suitcases)? [more inside]
posted by gfrobe on Sep 22, 2009 - 6 answers

That boy needs therapy

What are some of your favorite obscure electronic music singles? I'm looking for the kind of stuff where an otherwise unremarkable or unrecognized artist managed to release one perfect song. [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Sep 1, 2009 - 19 answers

I like to make plans, he doesn't. What now?

What do you do when one partner likes to make advance plans and the other likes to be spontaneous, in a relationship? [more inside]
posted by CatherineK on Aug 25, 2009 - 26 answers

Short notice renting art/party space in San Francisco?

How can I find a small art gallery/event space to rent this upcoming Saturday night in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by dual_action on Aug 10, 2009 - 6 answers

In space no one can here you scream, he wrote

What's the best literary equivalent of Alien/Aliens? [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Aug 9, 2009 - 21 answers

Are satellites built from old metals to avoid post-A-bomb radiation levels?

Are satellites (or satellite parts) ever made from metal salvaged from pre-1945 shipwrecks? Possibly to ensure that those metals were refined before atmospheric A-bomb explosions increased the background radiation levels? [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on Aug 4, 2009 - 17 answers

Are there professional organizers?

Is there such a thing as a professional organizer? What about for the common man? [more inside]
posted by rahnefan on Aug 3, 2009 - 14 answers

Under Pressure

How would you get through a black hole? [more inside]
posted by smoke on Aug 3, 2009 - 28 answers

Yey, Moon?

Planetary magnetic fields and life: Is there any reason to believe that strong magnetic fields on rocky inner planets are relatively uncommon? [more inside]
posted by leotrotsky on Jul 27, 2009 - 13 answers

What has the Moon done for us in the last 39 years?

What terrestrial technologies did the Apollo program, in particular the manned missions to the Moon, yield? [more inside]
posted by tip120 on Jul 20, 2009 - 5 answers

Apollo HD

Where on the internets can I find HD raw footage of the Apollo programme? (for free) [more inside]
posted by run"monty on Jul 17, 2009 - 10 answers

What would happen if I stuck my hand into outer space?

What would happen if I stuck my hand into outer space? [more inside]
posted by Tavern on Jul 15, 2009 - 12 answers

Why are space suits orange?

Why are space suits orange? [more inside]
posted by mrunderhill on Jul 15, 2009 - 12 answers

Space-Age Bachleor Pa-aaaah Oh God No!

Music Mix Filter: Long story short, next week the model at my event is coming dressed as the Alien Queen from the ALIEN movies. I have no idea what kind of music to play for the background. The film scores seem obvious but who wants to listen to clanking and increasing strings for 3 hours? I can either go scary-horror-sci-fi or campy-alien-novelty songs. Ideally I could do both. What kind of weird space music recommendations do you have? Gotta have songs about alien invaders?
posted by The Whelk on Jun 30, 2009 - 33 answers

Was the entire universe created by the Big Bang, or is the space/time generated by the Big Bang part of a larger universe?

Was the entire universe created by the Big Bang, or is the space/time generated by the Big Bang part of a larger universe? [more inside]
posted by Lownotes on Jun 23, 2009 - 23 answers

Innovative office design: What works and what doesn't?

Innovative Workspaces: What works and what doesn't? [more inside]
posted by degrees_of_freedom on Jun 16, 2009 - 20 answers

Dinosaur extinction due to space dust?

Could large land animals have died out due to the Earth's gravity increasing over millions of years? [more inside]
posted by OneCrayon on Jun 14, 2009 - 10 answers

Desire Paths/Lines: the original translation and related concepts/terms

Desire Paths / Lines: a term apparently coined by Gaston Bachelard in The Poetics of Space. What was the original French he used? and are there any other terms for the act and outcome of paths that emerge through routine, reflexion and the feedback of movement. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on May 25, 2009 - 1 answer

Less Cops?

How do bands in cities practice? I've got the band, I need the space. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on May 20, 2009 - 22 answers

Final shuttle launch tips

What do I need to know about going to see the final Space Shuttle Launch in 2010? [more inside]
posted by afx114 on May 12, 2009 - 12 answers

Virgin Galactic range

If traveling from one place to another what is the range of Virgin Galactic's Space Ship two? [more inside]
posted by dstopps on May 6, 2009 - 4 answers

God is all around you, when you live inside his belly.

A religious war in space, with chits. [more inside]
posted by nomisxid on Apr 30, 2009 - 5 answers

Name that book

I'm trying to identify a book or short story I read at least 10 years ago. The bits I remember are that it was some kind of sci-fi story about a journey to another star. The star was probably Alpha Centauri. It was expected to be a very slow journey taking many years. [more inside]
posted by curious_yellow on Apr 23, 2009 - 16 answers

Please help me remember a videogame from my childhood

I'm trying to remember the name of a video game I played in the late 80's or early 90's. [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Apr 15, 2009 - 4 answers

What did we see in the Kenyan sky?

Did we see the International Space Station on Friday night from the beach in Malindi, Kenya? [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Apr 13, 2009 - 5 answers

Muscle tensions in space?

If my working desk were in space, would I still experience tensions in my back? [more inside]
posted by jfricke on Mar 23, 2009 - 8 answers

Why be friends after a breakup?

After a breakup that is not mutual, what is the purpose of staying friends with the person who dumped you? [more inside]
posted by RajahKing on Mar 6, 2009 - 32 answers

Space Heater Improvement

I have an electric space heater that makes a mild burning smell and the fan makes too much noise, any ideas on how an adventurous engineering student might be able to make the unit better than out of the box? [more inside]
posted by gzimmer on Mar 6, 2009 - 14 answers

the independence of dimensions

Does the curvature of space mean that the dimensions of height, breath and width are not independent of each other? [more inside]
posted by leibniz on Mar 2, 2009 - 45 answers

What can I do with this veranda / extra space?

What can I do with this veranda / extra space? [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul on Mar 1, 2009 - 7 answers

Fire from the sky!

There was a huge fireball in the sky; looking southwest from my back yard this morning. How do I find out what it was, or where it landed? [more inside]
posted by dejah420 on Feb 15, 2009 - 17 answers

Material comforts on a budget?

Small apartment management: What cheap supplies should a person in a 1.5 have as far as organizing, cleaning, pantry staples, etc...? [more inside]
posted by Phalene on Jan 17, 2009 - 20 answers

Help me remember the title of a space adventure/combat/exploration PC game from the early 1990s.

I'm trying to remember the title of a space combat and exploration shareware game for the PC from the early 1990s. [more inside]
posted by greycap on Jan 12, 2009 - 6 answers

What takes up space on my computer?

The memory on my Macbook is apparently completely full, but I don't know what could be taking up so much space. What can I do or download to find out?
posted by howgenerica on Dec 26, 2008 - 12 answers

Games like Ogame or Space Pioneers but more casual friendly?

Looking for a online game like Ogame or Space Pioneers (which I prefer) but more casual friendly. As in I don't get my butt kicked if I'm not online 24 hours a day. Looking for something I can not log on to for two days and not my work destroyed.
posted by blackout on Nov 26, 2008 - 2 answers

Come on lets go space truckin!!!

I don't typically listen to classic rock, but I'm SURE they're out there.. what are some big, stupid, loud rock songs about space? I don't mean spacey sounding, I mean.. Deep Purple "Space Truckin," Monster Magnet "Space Lord." More, please. [more inside]
posted by citron on Nov 22, 2008 - 61 answers

Sit still!

Can any object stay in one place in outer space? [more inside]
posted by zerobyproxy on Nov 17, 2008 - 22 answers

Colonization: Lost in Space?

YAWWTPCGQ (yet another "what was that PC game?" question) [more inside]
posted by Iosephus on Nov 14, 2008 - 5 answers

Help me slay the nagging beast within

Help! I’m a clingy, nagging girlfriend. I don’t want to be. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 1, 2008 - 24 answers

2 kids, one bedroom

how can i fit a 3-year old and an infant in one bedroom without them waking each other up during the night?
posted by RockyChrysler on Oct 21, 2008 - 16 answers

What is this pc game?

What is this old computer game that was a top-down open space shooter? Note: I am fairly confident it is not Escape Velocity. [more inside]
posted by stresstwig on Oct 21, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me identify an obscure video game from the early 90s!

An old RTS game from the early 90s, took place in space. Controlled mother ship, collected blobs of stuff. More info inside. [more inside]
posted by Tachoh on Oct 10, 2008 - 9 answers

Where to find desk and office pretties?

Where to find pretty and unusual desk and office accessories? [more inside]
posted by alpha_betty on Oct 6, 2008 - 12 answers

Can we survive in space with no protection?

Could people really survive in space, for 10 or so seconds with no protection bar thermal wrap? [more inside]
posted by micklaw on Sep 29, 2008 - 9 answers

Nukes… in… space…

To what extent would the lack of an atmosphere reduce the effectiveness of nuclear weapons?
posted by Artw on Sep 26, 2008 - 17 answers

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