Proposal: Astronomy

Make the case, should we allow spaceflight into this site? Include manned and unmanned into the discussion.

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    As long as it doesn't belong on another stack (like physics), why not allow both manned and unmanned?
    – Dale
    May 28, 2011 at 18:44

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In general I would think that Spacefligt should be included here since it's a focal point for future Astronomical advancement. Many visitors would floc-in just by that topic and then get involved in more Astronomy. This would in general rise the awareness of the general public on topics of Astronomy and Space Science.

  • A lot of spaceflight is not really about astronomical advancement. The current focus of the US human space program (which is around half of NASA's budget) is the ISS, which (with a few exceptions) is not really about astronomy. It's fine for spaceflight to be on topic, but I don't think it necessarily leads to astronomy.
    – Cascabel
    May 30, 2011 at 4:18
  • Naturally, everything has its balance, but learning about spaceflight always promotes the drive to learn more on the "go where no-one gone before" note. May 30, 2011 at 16:58

Spaceflight does not come under Astronomy - but I do find it an extremely exciting topic and I'm sure there would be plenty of questions related to it. With that said, I would welcome spaceflight questions.

It perhaps is worth pondering, if they are not allowed here, where would one ask spaceflight oriented questions?

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    In the Space Exploration proposal! (Space Exploration site when it launches (no pun intended).) Mar 30, 2011 at 16:12
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    If the dedicated space exploration site comes into fruition, then it should be off-topic in astronomy. Mar 30, 2011 at 16:25

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