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Proceedings of the Symposium on the Protection Against Radiation Hazards in SpaceShielding Against Space Radiations

The realization in recent years that outer space is traversed by high-energy radiations has caused man to reevaluate the feasibility of manned or even instrumented exploration outside our atmosphere. Fortunately, it is possible to determine the nature and intensities of these radiations and to produce similar radiations on earth by means of accelerators. Thus we can learn how to attenuate them and to design capsules which afford protection against them. Of course this protection carries a weight penalty so that there is a premium on optimizing the shield design. Many groups in the United States are engaged in research to this end, and it was the purpose of this symposium to bring these groups together so that they could exchange information. To make the meeting more comprehensive, sessions on the nature of the radiations and their effects on people and things were included. However, the major part of the meeting was devoted to discussions on shielding research, comprising theoretical calculations and experiments carried out mainly with high-energy accelerators. The symposium committee feels that the aims of the symposium were met and that progress in space research program was greatly accelerated thereby.
Document ID
19630005262
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Date Acquired
August 1, 2013
Publication Date
November 5, 1962
Publication Information
Publication: Proceedings of the Symposium on the Protection Against Radiation Hazards in Space
Volume: 1
Issue: 2
Subject Category
PROPULSION SYSTEMS
Space Radiation
Report/Patent Number
TID-7652: Book 2
Meeting Information
Protection Against Radiation Hazards in Space(Gatlinburg, TN)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Portions of document may include copyright protected material.
Keywords
SECONDARY EMISSION
RADIATION DOSE
RADIATION HAZARD
SPACECRAFT SHIELDING
RADIATION MEASUREMENT

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