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How do astronauts survive the deadly radiation of deep space? NASA is still figuring out how to protect astronauts from cosmic radiation -- like plastic shielding and magnetic deflectors.

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Credits:
Producer: Elaine Seward
Writer: Alexa Billow
Scientific Consultants: Joseph Nuth, PhD Michelle Boucher, PhD Brianne Raccor, PhD
Executive Producer: Hilary Hudson
Fact Checker: Alison Le

Music:
Fanfare for Space," "Samba Isobel," and "The Curtain Rises," all by Kevin MacLeod

Sources:
https://www.quora.com/How-do-astronauts-protect-themselves-from-the-harmful-UV-rays-of-the-sun-in-space
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/real-martians-how-to-protect-astronauts-from-space-radiation-on-mars
https://srag.jsc.nasa.gov/spaceradiation/how/how.cfm
http://www.tp.umu.se/space/Proj_10/Daniel_H-10.pdf
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2017/05/31/sunscreen-chemicals-work-skin/
https://www.jsc.nasa.gov/news/factsheets/radiation.pdf
https://www.nasa.gov/analogs/nsrl/why-space-radiation-matters
http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/sciences/osm/radiation.asp
https://www.space.com/21353-space-radiation-mars-mission-threat.html
https://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/science/toolbox/emspectrum1.html
https://www.britannica.com/technology/sievert
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http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/space/nasa-mars-radiation-rule/
https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/radiationionizing/introtoionizing/ionizinghandout.html

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