Reply to post: Re: De-orbit ISS

NASA to celebrate 55th anniversary of first Moon landing by, er, deciding how to land humans on the Moon again

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Re: De-orbit ISS

"Until it becomes cheap enough to lift lead shielding or they come up with some sort of equivalent to a sci-fi ship shield, putting anything manned out near the moon is not realistic."

Radiation shielding in space is not as hard as you might think, says this link:

<https://www.nasa.gov/vision/space/travelinginspace/radiation_shielding.html>

"Polyethylene is a good shielding material because it has high hydrogen content, and hydrogen atoms are good at absorbing and dispersing radiation" and [re: reinforced polyethylene] "Since it is a ballistic shield, it also deflects micrometeorites"

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