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We Will Build Cruise Ships in Space So Radiation Problems of Life Rafts Go Away

• by Brian Wang

The problem comes from the assumption that we fly in Apollo mission like tin-cans.

We can build cruise ships in space with the SpaceX Starship so all of the radiation problems of tiny life rafts go away.

Europe's space agency talked about the radiation show stoppers for Mars Exploration. Astronauts are exposed to 200 times more radiation on the International Space Station than an airline pilot or a radiology nurse. A human on a Mars mission where the mission did not have radiation shielding would get radiation doses up to 700 times higher than on Earth. Data from ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter showed that on a six-month journey to the Red Planet an astronaut could be exposed to at least 60% of the total radiation dose limit recommended for their entire career.

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Comment by Ed Price
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The real goal is to go to the stars. The method was DEVELOPED back in the 1950s and '60s. It would use atomic bombs as propulsion, and it is the only practical way developed so far - --- To protect the earth from radiation, these atomic ships, once built, will lift themselves using standard propulsion systems, into a solar orbit far higher than Earth orbit. From there they will ride atomic bomb blasts to go to Mars and beyond, accelerating to as much as .3 or .4 of the speed of light (.3 of light speed is about 56,000 mps). Depending on how they approach Mars (from a higher than Mars solar orbit), the amount of radiation to get to Mars will be very slight, and Earth almost non-existent because of the location where the bombs will be "shot out" of the back end of the spaceship. Read the article in the link: To the stars by atom bomb: The incredible tale of the top secret Orion Project."

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