Apollo Van Allen Belt Crossing - Possible or Not?
Posted: 30 October 2012 06:32 PM
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For me, yes, but it comes down to crew exposure.

A calculation helps:
To get a nominal value for unprotected radiation exposure for an apollo mission its good to model three things

  Apollo Path Information
  Van Allen Belt information
  Apollo Shielding Information

Here is a good Illustration of the first two only     (copy paste)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuH4rxda3Z4

Apollo TLI burn through Van Allen

 

 

 

 

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Posted: 01 November 2012 11:08 AM   [ # 1 ]
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So everyone agrees that Americans walked on the moon during the apollo program?

I say Van Allen Belt Crossing—> Possible

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