Radiation shielding aspects for long manned mission to space: Criteria, survey study, and preliminary model

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Sztejnberg Manuel; Xiao Shanjie; Satvat Nader; Limón Felisa; Hopkins John; Jevremović Tatjana;
  • Publisher: VINCA Institute of Nuclear Sciences
  • Journal: Nuclear Technology and Radiation Protection (issn: 1451-3994)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.2298/NTRP0602047S
  • Subject: long mission to space | cosmic radiation | shielding | Monte Carlo method | radiation transport | Nuclear and particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity | QC770-798

The prospect of manned space missions outside Earth's orbit is limited by the travel time and shielding against cosmic radiation. The chemical rockets currently used in the space program have no hope of propelling a manned vehicle to a far away location such as Mars due... View more
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