Radiation in Space Could Be Harmful to Far-Travelling Astronauts
May 12, 2017
Star Trek makes it look so easy. In that universe, one can conquer physics by travelling at faster-than-possible warp speed, beat computing and math by disintegrating someone at one point and building them back up at another, and surpass laws of thermodynamics with phaser beams.
Have you ever had one of those days when almost nothing goes the way you planned and you just want to get away from it all?
I know, Southwest Airlines has an advertising campaign centered around that same theme, but nevertheless, you know the feeling.
It turns out, 1968 was an entire year like that. The Vietnam war was raging, Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated, and there were riots in many American cities.
We've all seen the videos on the news, the internet, and even social media of astronauts floating around inside their space ships.
Space shuttle astronauts floating between flight decks, International Space Station astronauts doing endless flips in the middle of the lab or floating around corners and journeying from lab to lab.