Issue Date: July 1, 2013
Inventing Materials For Safe Mars Trip
As the Mars Curiosity spacecraft journeyed from Earth to Mars in 2011 and 2012, it picked something up along the way: dangerous levels of radiation. The findings made the prospect of a human journey to the Red Planet seem incredibly risky. But the discovery also could boost ongoing efforts to develop protective materials and faster engines to protect astronauts from radiation on possible future Mars missions.
The results, disclosed in May, indicate that an astronaut . . .
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