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Which leads us neatly onto the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the UK, which has devised a “mini magnetosphere” that essentially recreates the protection provided by the Earth’s magnetic field. The scientists have so far used the magnetosphere to protect a scale spacecraft from radiation (pictured right, in a plasma stream), and they’re now working on a concept spacecraft, called Discovery, with a full-scale magnetosphere that could theoretically take humans to Mars.
originally posted by: bbracken677
a reply to: Kashai
Ok..Is is just me, or should we not be naming the first manned vehicle to Mars: Enterprise?
The magnetosphere concept is pretty cool.