Managing Space Radiation Risk in the New Era of Space Exploration

Managing Space Radiation Risk in the New Era of Space Exploration

by Committee on the Evaluation of Radiation Shielding for Space Exploration, National Research Council
     
 

ISBN-10: 0309113830

ISBN-13: 9780309113830

Pub. Date: 05/29/2008

Publisher: National Academies Press

As part of the Vision for Space Exploration (VSE), NASA is planning for humans to revisit the Moon and someday go to Mars. An important consideration in this effort is protection against the exposure to space radiation. That radiation might result in severe long-term health consequences for astronauts on such missions if they are not adequately shielded. To help

Overview

As part of the Vision for Space Exploration (VSE), NASA is planning for humans to revisit the Moon and someday go to Mars. An important consideration in this effort is protection against the exposure to space radiation. That radiation might result in severe long-term health consequences for astronauts on such missions if they are not adequately shielded. To help with these concerns, NASA asked the NRC to further the understanding of the risks of space radiation, to evaluate radiation shielding requirements, and recommend a strategic plan for developing appropriate mitigation capabilities. This book presents an assessment of current knowledge of the radiation environment; an examination of the effects of radiation on biological systems and mission equipment; an analysis of current plans for radiation protection; and a strategy for mitigating the risks to VSE astronauts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309113830
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
05/29/2008
Pages:
132
Sales rank:
1,016,570
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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