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The Cosmic Ray Dilemma

Claude A. Piantadosi

in Mankind Beyond Earth: The History, Science, and Future of Human Space Exploration

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162432
eISBN:
9780231531030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162432.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter examines the risk of exposure to ionizing cosmic radiation during space exploration. The protection from cosmic radiation is a matter for neither simple hard shells nor biological ... More


The Case for Mars

Claude A. Piantadosi

in Mankind Beyond Earth: The History, Science, and Future of Human Space Exploration

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162432
eISBN:
9780231531030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162432.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter examines the case for a mission to Mars. It argues that the initial exploration of Mars will require faster transportation, effective shielding and radiation countermeasures, experienced ... More


Tiny Bubbles

Claude A. Piantadosi

in Mankind Beyond Earth: The History, Science, and Future of Human Space Exploration

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162432
eISBN:
9780231531030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162432.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter focuses on the demands of travelling to Mars. It considers factors such as the psychosocial aspects of living in a tightly confined space for a long time, the cost of a new space ... More


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