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Fraser
2007-May-25, 10:12 PM
One of the great risks of space travel is the threat from solar radiation storms. An unlucky group of astronauts traveling to the Moon could get caught unprotected as a hail of charged particles and radiation blast through the spacecraft. ...

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2007/05/25/astronauts-will-get-some-warning-when-the-space-storms-coming/)

Ronald Brak
2007-May-26, 10:00 PM
So are the planned moon missions going to have heftier shielding than Apollo, or will they rely on chance again? I suppose in a decade or so we could be better at repairing the damage caused by radiation. Maybe the astronauts' own bone marrow could be cultured and if they get irradiated they return to earth as soon as possible for major radiation treatment.

Jerry
2007-May-29, 05:51 PM
Is it accurate to state that the electron flux increase before a charged particle storm are non-hazardous? It would seem that the electron storm would carry its own brand of dangers - at the very least adding a great deal of noise to communications circuits.

madman
2007-May-30, 02:07 PM
here's a recent article on another moon related phenomenon.

http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n0704/16lunarcharging/

Nick4
2007-Jun-06, 06:10 AM
This is a major problem...we need to figure out how to stop this from penetrating the skin of our spacecraft.