[ RadSafe ] Two unrelated questions for the group

Hal C hacrad at comcast.net
Fri Dec 2 18:25:38 CST 2005

A good resource is the web site: http://science.msfc.nasa.gov/
>From there you can pull up multiple stories on NASA's attempts to consider 
control the radiation environment in inter-planetary space and on Mars.  But 
not clear whether such large dose levels are compatible with long term 
Let your son do the research and tell you what he finds.

hal careway

Sent: Friday, December 02, 2005 7:42 AM
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Two unrelated questions for the group

> All,
> I have two unrelated questions that I'm combining into one e-mail for
> convenience.
> The first one ....
> Second question:  My 15-year old son has a subscription to "Air & Space
> Smithonian" magazine, and in the December 2005/January 2006 issue there is
> an article entitled "The Invisible Killers: Can Astronauts Survive the
> Radiation on a Journey to Mars?".  Has anybody seen this yet?  I'm not
> familiar with current efforts in protecting astronauts from space 
> radiation,
> but some of the statements made in this article are clearly wrong, which
> leads me to suspect that either the article was designed to be 
> inflammatory
> or the author just didn't understand the information he was given.  A 
> couple
> examples:

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