quote: As for ionizing radiation protection ON Mars: find or dig a cave. A few feet of solid rock would provide adequate radiation protection.
quote: The data from Curiosity's Radiation Assessment Detector seems to have only been acquired since arriving at Mars, not during the trip TO mars.
quote: As for ionizing radiation protection ON Mars: find or dig a cave.
quote: NASA released a report in 2010 that said the average 35-year-old American male can safely spend between 140 and 186 days in deep space with heavy shielding while a 35-year-old female could spend between 88 and 120 days. For those who have never smoked, the 35-year-old man could spend between 180 and 239 days in deep space while a 35-year-old female could spend between 130 and 173 days. These figures keep them below the 3 percent cancer risk.