SR2S Workshop featured in "La Stampa"

The online version of Italian newspaper "La Stampa" has posted a feature on the previous day's workshop conference organised by SR2S and Thales Alenia Space. To read more and view a photo gallery from the workshop, click here.

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SR2S - A Video Introduction

Professor Roberto Battiston introduces the SR2S project. Click on the image below to play the video.

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EU Space Project Team Announced

Roberto Battiston Seven European organisations have come together as part of an EU Seventh Framework Research Programme with the aim of developing a practical solution to protect astronauts from ionising radiation during periods in space beyond two years - for example a Mission to Mars. The project entitled Space Radiation Superconductive Shield (SR2S) will run for a period of three years.

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How Astronauts are Affected by Space Exploration

nasa astronautWith a section devoted specifically to "Radiation", NASA's Human Research Program have posted an interactive presentation entitled "How Astronauts are Affected by Space Exploration". The presentation also includes sections covering the areas of Muscle, Bone, Exercise, Cardiovascular, Sensory Motor, Food and Nutrition, Sleep Cycle and Medical Care.

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Radiation issues for manned Mars mission

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During the rover's cruise to Mars between December 2011 and July 2012, RAD showed that an astronaut would clock up the same radiation dose in a day that the average American receives in a year. If you exclude medical dosages, it would be 10 times more than the average American.

See original article from The Guardian here.

Materials that Halt Hazardous Space Radiation

Radiation has long been an issue when it comes to space travel. In fact, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity recently confirmed previous research on the hazards of space radiation, revealing that radiation levels on the way to the Red Planet are several hundred times higher than the those humans receive on Earth. Now, scientists may have found a way to shield astronauts from the hazards of this radiation.

See original article from Science World Report here.

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Current Project Status

The SR2S project is nearing completion. Project partners presented their technological achievements at the final project dissemination event in Brussels in December 2015. To read more about this event, click here.

Next Project Milestone

The final project review meeting will take place in January 2016. Further information and final project results will be available after this date.

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