Shielding space stations

  • #1
space stations are to be protected from
1. galactic cosmic rays
2. solar flares
3. other harmful solar radiation

for protechtion we Can use
1. lunar soil
2. electtromagnetic shield Etc......

BUT IS THERE A WAY TO HAVE TRANSPERENT SHIELD
SO THAT LIGHT CAN ENTER ?


CAN GLASS WITH PLASTIC & SOME OTHER ABSORBERS BE USED ??
 

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  • #2
can a very thick layer of glass provide the shield??

if no then what could be used ?

if yes then how thick and what type of glass has to be used ?
 
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See thread - "Transparent shielding" - https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?p=817969#post817969

See also,

http://www-d0.fnal.gov/~diehl/Public/snap/meetings/NASA-97-cp3360.pdf
NASA Conference Publication 3360
Shielding Strategies for Human Space Exploration
December 1997

Edited by
J. W. Wilson
Langley Research Center • Hampton, Virginia

J. Miller
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory • Berkeley, California

A. Konradi
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center · Houston, Texas

F. A. Cucinotta
Langley Research Center • Hampton, Virginia

Proceedings of a workshop sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and held at Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas
December 6–8, 1995
459 pages


Lunar and Martian dirt could provide radiation shielding for crews on future missions.
http://science.nasa.gov/newhome/headlines/msad20jul98_1.htm [Broken]


Radiation Effects and Protection for Moon and Mars Missions
http://science.nasa.gov/newhome/headlines/space98pdf/cosmic.pdf [Broken]


Materials for shielding astronauts from the hazards of space radiations
http://fsi.ucf.edu/special/SolarSystem/mars/HE/HE010.pdf [Broken]

For additional papers on this subject matter, see -

http://fsi.ucf.edu/special/SolarSystem/mars/HE/ [Broken]
 
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