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Space Radiation Guide

Report Number: AMRL TDR 62-86
Author: Saylor, W. P.
Author: Winer, D. E.
Corporate Author: American Machine And Foundry Co Alexandria Va Alexandria Div
Laboratory: Biomedical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-08
Pages: 224
Contract: AF 33(616)-7631
Project: 7165
Task: 716503
AD Number: AD0287863

The Space Radiation Guide is intended to be a reliable, easily understood handbook that will provide the reader with sufficient knowledge of the nature of space radiations to permit him to comprehend the total space radiation problem as it pertains to the hazards of manned space flight. The report is not intended to provide answers to all the problems, but, instead, to present much of the factual data currently known and to point out areas where information is sketchy and inconclusive. The radiations considered are cosmic rays, solar radiation, and the geomagnetically trapped (Van Allen) radiations. Included are chapters on instruments used for measuring these radiations, on shielding techniques, and on biological effects.

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