posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 03:19 AM
They shielded themselves with gold plated tinfoil, and wore tinfoil hats and codpieces.
I do not believe they snuck around the radiation in space, As I recall the Sun radiates in every direction. Very harsh stuff that space radiation.
Sunlight in space is 100 times more powerful than on the earth, and that does not include the Alpha, Beta and Gama radiation, which are the killers.
As cold as space is, the big problem is radiating away heat, not staying warm.
Which reminds me of one of my favorite but poorly devised works of fiction. In one of the Apollo adventures where our heros defied death in a
spectacular rescue completed via American Enginuity; they powered off the heaters and suffered from the cold of space to conserve electricity in a
desperate attempt to get back home. Would they freeze to death before they could fire the engines manually? Would they be in a state of hypothermia
and unable to move the switch?
In truth they would have been roasting?