SpringerBriefs in Space Development

Space Radiation and Astronaut Safety

Authors: Seedhouse, Erik

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  • Presents the latest research related to space radiation exposure and the means by which to deal with this risk
  • Offers new methods that may protect astronauts from space radiation during missions beyond Earth orbit
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This brief explores the biological effects of long-term radiation on astronauts in deep space. As missions progress beyond Earth's orbit and away from the protection of its magnetic shielding, astronauts risk constant exposure to higher levels of galactic cosmic rays and solar particle events. The text concisely addresses the full spectrum of biomedical consequences from exposure to space radiation and goes on to present possible ways to mitigate such dangers and protect astronauts within the limitations of existing technologies.

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Erik Seedhouse works as an assistant professor (Applied Aviation Sciences and Aerospace and Occupational Safety) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, where he teaches Human Factors in Aviation (SF 320) in addition to courses in the Commercial Space Operations curriculum. He is also the Manager of the Suborbital Spaceflight Simulator, Mission Control Center. Between 2008 and 2013, he was director of Canada’s manned centrifuge operations and managed the hypobaric facility at DRDC Toronto. He is a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society, a member of the Space Medical Association, and member of the Suborbital Technical Committee. In 2009, he was one of the final 30 candidates in the Canadian Space Agency’s Astronaut Recruitment Campaign. Erik is the Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Handbook of Life Support Systems for Spacecraft and a published author with more than 25 books to his name, including two textbooks for the International Space University.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Space Radiation and Astronaut Safety
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Space Development
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74615-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74615-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-74614-2
Series ISSN
2191-8171
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 122
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 72 illustrations in colour
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