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Apollo light flash investigationsThe visual phenomenon of light flashes resulting from high energy, heavy cosmic rays penetrating the command module structure and crewmembers' eyes is investigated. Light flash events observed during dedicated sessions on Apollo 15, 16, 17 are described along with a Monte Carlo simulation of the exposure of an astronaut to cosmic radiation during a mission. Results of the Apollo Light Flash Moving Emulsion Detector experiment developed for Apollo 16 and 17 to obtain a direct record of incident cosmic ray particles are correlated with crewmembers' reports of light flashes.
Document ID
19760005597
Document Type
Book Chapter
Authors
W. Zachary Osborne
(University of Houston Houston, Texas, United States)
Lawrence S. Pinsky
(University of Houston Houston, Texas, United States)
J. Vernon Bailey
(Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas, United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1975
Publication Information
Publication: Biomedical Results of Apollo
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Volume: NASA-SP-368
Issue Publication Date: January 1, 1975
URL: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/19760005580
Subject Category
Aerospace Medicine
Accession Number
76N12685
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NASW-2630
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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