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How to protect astronauts and spacecraft from solar flares on long space journey?

Background I have a spacecraft traveling from one planet to another, say from Earth to Venus. The journey will take at the least several weeks. During this time, the sun will emit a number of solar ...
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Why would a group of non-astronauts be sent on a space mission? [closed]

Question (inspired by this question, and of course the 1998 classic Armageddon) Is there a conceivable reason that NASA or any equivalent space agency (ESA, Roscosmos, etc.) would need to send non-...
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Creating a meteorite by throwing a stone [closed]

Bob is an astronaut. He is in love with Alice. For his next EVA in a LEO mission, Bob knows that he will be flying above Alice's farm, located in an area without light pollution, during a moonless ...