Monday, August 01, 2005

Mars may be out of reach

While the administration (hswib) and others our trying to drum up support for manned expeditions to Mars, there remains one, so far insurmountable impediment. Deep space radiation and the solar wind are so "hot" that there is no feasible way of shielding human travelers. One might as well send people into the Chernobyl sarcophagus.

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