Radiation: A Primer

  • Erik Seedhouse
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Space Development book series (BRIEFSSPACE)

Abstract

One of the most challenging parts for the human journey to Mars is the risk of radiation exposure and the inflight and long-term health consequences of the exposure. This ionizing radiation travels through living tissues, depositing energy that causes structural damage to DNA and alters many cellular processes.

—NASA Space Radiation Element Scientist Lisa Simonsen, Ph.D.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erik Seedhouse
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  1. 1.Applied Aviation SciencesEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityDaytona BeachUSA

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