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Questions tagged [space-station]

A large inhabited space craft used as a base, not for travel.

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Where is this triangular-shaped space station from?

I came across this image on Facebook. It looks similar to Deep Space Nine. A reverse image search on Google revealed that the station is from an old Chinese television show. Now I am wondering does ...
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In the movie interstellar, how far was Cooper station from Saturn?

When Cooper was seen floating near Saturn he was well beyond the ring system. Is it explained anywhere how far the station was from Saturn?
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Why was 'Space Station V' in Low Earth Orbit?

Was it ever explained why Space Station V, used as a transfer point from Earth orbit to the moon and other planets, was in a low Earth orbit rather than a higher orbit, which would have been more ...
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Book or movie where sudden depressurization leads to “blood spatter” which turned out to be ketchup

I remember only one scene, which involved an unexpected sudden depressurization (maybe a blown airlock) in a space station. The main character rushed to an emergency air chamber and survived, barely. ...
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What happened to Zathras when Babylon-4 disappeared back in time?

This is similar to one of my other questions, but instead of asking about the station, I am asking about a character who was on the station. When Babylon-4 was nearing the final stages of ...
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Novel with inexperienced soldiers in orbit

All I remember of it is a scene where experienced Earth soldiers in spacesuits who are, however, not experienced in space combat are trying to assault a rotating space station. They jump off from one ...
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How would the Supremacy's size compare to the second Death Star?

I have heard that the Supremacy is the largest ship in Star Wars current canon, but how does it compare to the second Death Star that is the largest artificial moon? PS: I know that this might be a ...
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Short story aboard a space station where a martinet destroys the air plant

I'm looking for a short story (possibly a story set within a larger novel, but I doubt it) where the new commander of a space station is an impossible martinet, who knows nothing about how the crew ...
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Information about space station design in the Alliance-Union universe?

I am trying to locate information on the space stations in C.J. Cherryh's Alliance-Union universe. I know that each space station is made to the same blueprint so they are all similar in size/design. ...
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Ender's Game movie Battle School dimensions and floor plan?

Do a floorplan, dimensions, rotation rates, max population, docking specs etc. exist for the Battle School space station in the 2013 movie version of Ender's Game? I've found a few deductions based ...
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Why just human staff on Babylon 5?

Babylon 5 was said to be neutral and was sponsored and funded by all the major powers and several in the league of non-aligned worlds. So why was the station staffed by just humans why not a multi ...
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What exactly *is* a “Deep Space” station?

A previous question asks "How many Deep Space stations are there?". What exactly is a Deep Space station? That is, what is it that distinguishes a station with the (Federation) designation, qualifier,...
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Book ID Help - Starts in a scavenger pod cleaning up earth orbit

A few years back I read a book which I'd like to look up again: It starts in a ship. It's on a tether from a space station (I think). Its job is to scavenge (and clean) debris from earth orbit. It's ...
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What is the name of the trilogy in which an A.I. Space Station goes renegade?

I read the first (of what was supposed to be a trilogy) in which an A.I. was built on a space station so that they could shut it down it in case it went out of control. Of course, it cannot be ...
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SciFi / Fantasy Crossover - Trying to identify a book I read in the 90's - Magic, Robots, Witch, Space Shuttle, Parrot

My memory is vague on this, but here's what I 'think' I know: I do not believe it is part of the Shannara series, though I could be wrong. It is possibly a one-off, rather than part of a series of ...
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Book about a single human growing up on a space station devoted to trade?

I've been flailing around trying to find this book I read decades ago. I'm pretty sure it was from the 60s or 70s. It's about a single human growing up on a space station full of alien races, ...
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Identify this SciFi setting - Void with a single space station

In the last year, I read articles on a Wikia site about a SciFi series of novels (or perhaps, it was a TV series?) which piqued my curiosity, yet I can't remember the name of it. The only part of the ...
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A Christian Science Fiction Series Kind of Like Tom Swift?

When I was in, like, 5th grade, I stumbled across a story that read very much like something from the Tom Swift, Jr, series. It had a plucky young hero, and his trusty sidekick who was mostly there ...
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the tornado bomb

I once read a children's short story about a couple kids who visit a space station with their dad. While there, the station weather forcaster notices a tornado has formed, and is heading straight for ...
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TV comedy about crew of low Earth orbit space station

I remember watching this series on TV in the United Kingdom in the late 1970s or early 1980s. It was live action and the main characters were the crew of a space station in low Earth orbit. Two ...
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Sci-fi story with androids, nano-machines, robot dogs and time travel

My memories of the plot are vague, but in the end, a female android was caught in a huge explosion and sent back in time. I don't know when it was made or exactly when I watched it, but it may have ...
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Novel with an uplifted monkey and an uplifted parrot on a space station

I think I read this as a paperback in the 1990s while living in the United States. The viewpoint character was an uplifted monkey and he was joined by an uplifted parrot. They had to defeat some ...
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Why do the Bajorans own DS9?

There are a number of issues at play here: DS9 is in orbit around Bajor (before "Emissary") The Cardassians built DS9, using Cardassian design, in orbit around an occupied planet DS9 is, at least to ...
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How many Deep Space stations are there?

We know of the station Deep Space Nine of course, and we have heard of Deep Space Five, I believe. How many "Deep Space" stations are there? Which is the closest to Sector 001 and which is the ...