We still don’t know how to eliminate the severe cancer risk of an Earth to Mars mission, says Peter Guida, the head of the NASA Space Radiation Lab.
As NASA eyes on a manned mission to Mars, Peter Guida—a medical scientist at the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory in Brookhaven, N.Y.—is trying to tackle one of the biggest obstacles: hazardous radiation in space. He tells PopMech what cosmic radiation is and how we can protect astronauts against it.
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