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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Kratos40
Water would work well. It's just very heavy. Getting heavy stuff into space is hard.
If material shielding is the goal, it would probably be some sort of plastic material.
originally posted by: Vector99
a reply to: Phage
Well damn, I had always thought it would have to stay in liquid form for density. Ice based radiation shields theoretically could be constructed outside the craft itself, quite easily I would assume. I know the potential for it impacting a micrometeor would make it a challenge, but would you think making an exterior ice-shield would be better than an interior one? Obviously with interior backups for emergency, but that could reduce the requirements of a vessel if some of the aspects could be focused externally with natural forces right?