Large solar flare radiation shielding requirements for manned interplanetary missions.

@article{Townsend1989LargeSF,
  title={Large solar flare radiation shielding requirements for manned interplanetary missions.},
  author={L. Townsend and J. Nealy and J. Wilson and W. Atwell},
  journal={Journal of spacecraft and rockets},
  year={1989},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={
          126-8
        }
}
As the 21st century approaches, there is an ever-increasing interest in launching manned missions to Mars. A major concern to mission planners is exposure of the flight crews to highly penetrating and damaging space radiations. Beyond the protective covering of the Earth's magnetosphere, the two main sources of these radiations are galactic cosmic rays and solar particle events. Preliminary analyses of potential exposures from galactic cosmic rays (GCR's) were presented elsewhere. In this Note… Expand
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