posted on Apr, 24 2013 @ 08:24 AM
Originally posted by buddhasystem
You realize that the Earth orbit is more littered with debris than deep space?
No, I don't realize that. Basically, I have to trust your opinion.
I believe it's Cherenkov light produced in the vitreous body, and sometimes it's possible to observe it even on Earth, at high
My guess is that these will be replaced by Cherenkov TV shows once humans leave the low orbit. And they won't be able to sleep.
I think you really need to trust the opinion of radiation experts and biologists, rather than your gut feeling.
Which radiation experts are you talking about? They are still conducting experiments at the ISS (even on that level) and every time they get new
surprising results. There is no proven theory of the effects of cosmic radiation as of yet. Nobody can even explain why some people survived Hiroshima
or Chernobyl while others died. This is a large set of equations with too many unknowns. And yes, my gut feeling tells me, the shorter the exposure,
the better. Does your gut feeling tell you differently?
Why? The ISS is a completely different platform.
In what way is it different? For instance, I've heard about plans to convert ISS into a
spaceship towards the end of its service period. There is no such thing as 'cosmodynamics' and the shape of the ship is irrelevant. In both cases you
have a power station, a set of pressurized modules and a life-support system. In case of interplanetary travel, you also have engines. But it does not
have anything to do with the solar panels. You will need either solar panels or a nuclear reactor. These are the two choices available
edit on 24-4-2013 by mrkeen because: (no reason given)