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Astronaut

Categories: Astronomy, Exploration, Geopolitics, Solar System, Space
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3D Astronaut by Bryan Brandenburg
An astronaut is a person who travels into space, or who makes a career of doing so. In the United States, people who travel above an altitude of 80 kilometres (50 miles) are designated as astronauts. Read more

Lunar Rover on the Moon

Categories: Astronomy, Exploration, Solar System
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Lunar Rover on the Moon by Bryan Brandenburg
The Lunar Roving Vehicle or Lunar rover or LRV is a land vehicle for use on the Moon. Read more

International Space Station
The International Space Station (ISS) is a manned research space facility that is being assembled in orbit around the Earth. Read more

Colonization of the Moon by Bryan Brandenburg
As technology has advanced and concerns about the future of humanity on Earth have increased, the argument that space colonization is an achievable and worthwhile goal has gained momentum. Read more

Geostationary Orbit

Categories: Astronomy, Exploration
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Geostationary Orbit by Bryan Brandenburg
A geostationary orbit (GEO) is an orbit directly above the Earth's equator (0º latitude). It is a special case... Read more