Our Extraterrestrial Imperative, Episode 2 - Cosmic Rays
October 10, 2010 • 11:41AM

If we are to embark on the mission of colonizing Mars, we must first come to terms with a very important and very mysterious factor--cosmic radiation. What will be the effects of prolonged exposure to "cosmic space" on our space pioneers? How will we begin to explore the questions of how to make other planets habitable? This second episode addresses the question of cosmic radiation and the significance of its thorough understanding for the colonization of Mars.