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Apollo experience report: Protection against radiationRadiation protection problems on earth and in space are discussed. Flight through the Van Allen belts and into space beyond the geomagnetic shielding was recognized as hazardous before the advent of manned space flight. Specialized dosimetry systems were developed for use on the Apollo spacecraft, and systems for solar-particle-event warning and dose projection were devised. Radiation sources of manmade origin on board the Apollo spacecraft present additional problems. Methods applied to evaluate and control or avoid the various Apollo radiation hazards are discussed.
Document ID
19730010172
Document Type
Other - NASA Technical Note (TN)
Authors
English, R. A. (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Benson, R. E. (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Bailey, J. V. (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Barnes, C. M. (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
September 2, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1973
Subject Category
SPACE VEHICLES
Report/Patent Number
NASA-TN-D-7080
MSC-S-329
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 914-50-95-06-72
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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