Subject: What shielding is needed to protect an astronaut from the Van Allen belts?
Date: Wed Mar 21 22:53:26 2001
Posted by Dan
Grade level: 10-12
School: Graham High School
City: Graham State/Province: Tx
Area of science: Physics
On NASA's trips to the moon it was necessary to pass through the Van Allen
radiation belts. I have been told that about six foot of lead would be needed
to shield a human from the effects of the belt. I would like to know if this is
true, and if so how this was accomplished on a relatively light weight
Re: What shielding is needed to protect an astronaut from the Van Allen belts?
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