Space Radiation and Astronaut Safety

  • Erik Seedhouse

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Space Development book series (BRIEFSSPACE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 115-122

About this book

Introduction

This brief explores the biological effects of long-term radiation on astronauts in deep space. As missions progress beyond Earth's orbit and away from the protection of its magnetic shielding, astronauts risk constant exposure to higher levels of galactic cosmic rays and solar particle events. The text concisely addresses the full spectrum of biomedical consequences from exposure to space radiation and goes on to present possible ways to mitigate such dangers and protect astronauts within the limitations of existing technologies.

Keywords

space radiation cancer in space astronaut health biology in space astronaut genetics medical dangers in space SpringerBriefs in Space Development

Authors and affiliations

  • Erik Seedhouse
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  1. 1.Applied Aviation SciencesEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityDaytona BeachUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74615-9
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-74614-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-74615-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-8171
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-818X
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