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Shielding space stations

  1. Nov 8, 2005 #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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  3. Nov 8, 2005 #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 ?
     
  4. Nov 8, 2005 #3

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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


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


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

    For additional papers on this subject matter, see -

    http://fsi.ucf.edu/special/SolarSystem/mars/HE/
     
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