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AJ
2002-Aug-20, 09:56 PM
Interesting article about nanodevices and radiation detection for astronauts http://www.msnbc.com/news/796105.asp.

This line from the beginning of the article made me think again about space and space travel.

"ASTRONAUTS CONSTANTLY are exposed to radiation, and radiation-induced illness is a serious concern in space travel." Hmmm maybe space travel is more dangerous and less enjoyable than I thought.

-AJ

traztx
2002-Aug-20, 10:33 PM
On 2002-08-20 17:56, AJ wrote:

"ASTRONAUTS CONSTANTLY are exposed to radiation, and radiation-induced illness is a serious concern in space travel."


The same could be said for sunbathers /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_razz.gif

xriso
2002-Aug-21, 01:34 AM
On 2002-08-20 17:56, AJ wrote:
Interesting article about nanodevices and radiation detection for astronauts http://www.msnbc.com/news/796105.asp.

This line from the beginning of the article made me think again about space and space travel.

"ASTRONAUTS CONSTANTLY are exposed to radiation, and radiation-induced illness is a serious concern in space travel." Hmmm maybe space travel is more dangerous and less enjoyable than I thought.



Yep. It's even worse when on your six month journey to Mars you get fully blasted by an M4 solar flare without the protection of a magnetosphere. The general solution to this problem in Science Fiction is that the ship has a small bunker for the passengers to hide in. I believe in the Mars series by Kim Stanley Robinson, they hid behind their water tanks. The ship's stowaway wasn't so lucky.