posted on Dec, 26 2002 @ 03:39 AM
To go back on what Byrd briefly covered.
Two things, one there is only ONE source of significant heat in space, hence only half of the ship can face that heat source at any time, since there
is no ambient atmosphere to conduct heat, all that is heated is the one side facing the sun.
This is why when Apollo was going to the moon, they'd go into "Barbeque" mode, where they slowly rotated the ship I think one rotation an hour, to
get an "even bake". This helped regulate temperature on the ship, without added effort of further life supports. Which is why when Apollo 13 had
its problem, it suddenly got very cold, no moderate heat regulation, and no more rotation against the sun, their exposure to it was limited to certain
spots on the ship.
The only real reason I've ever heard of man not going into space, is the Radiation, but since we've done it before, obviously this is not as much a
concern as moon hoax conspiratists think, at least, as far as concerning the van adam's belt.