Discussion in 'Architecture & Engineering' started by draqon, Oct 7, 2007.
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What would level of accomplishments do you hope to see in our lifetime in the space field?
Mars and moon travel in less than a year.
We should land on Mars first and see what will happen from that point.
Our space travel is limited by the inefficiency of our rockets. In the future of aerospace, we will probably find a way to contain nuclear fusion, warp space time with it, and have space time move you to a different solar system. Humans will never travel faster than light, however who says you can't have the universe travel faster than light around you?
It is also limited by the amounts of highly radioactive particles and other cosmic rays that can penetrate most anything. Those types of rays can damage your DNA and could cause mutations or worse. Until we can prevent those types of rays from entering into the space vehicle then humans shouldn't wander around the solar system at all. Is that what good science is all about, sending humans up up and away to see what kind of mutants they will produce? Not only will those rays cause mutations that could cause birth defects they can also start cancer and other types of diseases because of the alterations of the genes.
What would be needed to wander around the solar system in a spacecraft would be to have a specialized room for the solar starms of cosmic radiation. Lead is what will protect your body and your reproductive organs from getting the zap. The problem with this is, how the hell do you send a room made of lead into space with our rockets and other means of inefficient "space vehicles."
HA, HA! You don't know much about cosmic rays do you? They can pass through the whole frikkin Earth in an instant! So how the heck can you stop them from going through a space vehicle?
Opps, wrong element. Lead stops gamma, I forgot. You are right though. Wandering through space with 1000+ rads going in your ship and boiling your skin off isn't the way.
plastic coating around spaceships.
I knew there was something out there that could protect the astronauts from cosmic rays!
its their soul.
Soul cosmic ray deflection is a myth.
Along with that plastic material.
also I saw somewhere that a laser beam can deflect radiation in that area of the beam.
Sort of like Russia's plasma stealth?
I wouldn't know anything of that.
"In the area of the beam"., that's interesting because a beam is only as wide as a pencil if that. So how does that little beam protect the entire ship because rays come from many directions at once. :shrug:
A really fat beam.
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