The Radiation Exposure For Astronauts

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Yuhan Wang (1238134)
Section: AO
ESS 102 Research Paper
Due: Thursday, January 29th 2015

Radiation Exposure for Astronauts
My science fiction article is taking the success of “Apollo 11”, the first time of human landing on the moon, as the background. That year, 1969, is also during the Cold War between the governments of the Soviet Union and the United States. And this victory, neither convinced Soviet Aeroflot of their lagging behind in the space race, nor explained well the “flaws” of collected pictures the NASA presented during the mission. Hence, Leonid Brezhnev, the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, hurriedly and secretly sent their first-made manned spacecraft, “Search 1”, with three astronauts to the moon for investigation in September of the same year. Even though Soviet’s astronauts are shielded from various forms of ionizing radiation, they unfortunately did not pass through the Van Allen Radiation Belts due to an overtime stay in that area caused by a large solar flare ever. The strong space radiation fried up all the astronauts and they did not manage to return. For a solid and sound interpretation of scientific aspects in the sci-fi article, this research paper, related to the topic of radiation exposure for astronauts, is generated to introduce the nature, source, forms, and harms of space radiation, and reveal the real plight astronauts would encounter during space travel. It is as well aiming to present
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