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May 18, 2017

When astronauts fly more than 2000 km away from the Earth, far beyond the orbit of the International Space Station and into deep space, they face dangerously high levels of radiation. If humans are ever to walk on Mars, scientists will first need to learn how to protect astronauts from radiation exposure. AstroRad offers a solution.

Hennah, Exhibitions Developer, Science Museum

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Michael

May 18, 2017 at 09:48

I think it's good that we're investing in technologies that will make future missions to space safer.

Johnny

May 18, 2017 at 09:46

Wow, this is so cool! There's so much to discover in deep space - I hope this gets us there faster!

Katherine

May 18, 2017 at 09:45

I don't think we should be investing in going to Mars. We have problems on Earth that need to be solved first.

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