2014 Workshop - Turin, Italy

On April 9th 2014, SR2S and Thales Alenia Space presented a one-day workshop entitled "Superconductive Space Radiation Shielding for Exploration Missions" featuring invited review talks by leading representative agencies, companies and research institutes in the area of radiation protection and safety in space.

SR2S Event, Turin, April 9 2014Below you will find

  • the link to a feature article about the workshop published in "La Stampa",
  • a downloadable agenda for the day,
  • uploaded presentations from the workshop,
  • a photo gallery from the day.

 

"La Stampa" article on the workshop

On the 10th of April, the online version of the Italian newspaper "La Stampa" posted a feature on the previous day's workshop conference organised by SR2S and Thales Alenia Space. The article covers the general nature of work carried out by Thales Alenia Space, the scope and aims of the SR2S project and the details some of the guest speaker sessions from the workshop itself.

The original article can be read in full (in Italian) on the La Stampa web site by clicking here.

 

Workshop Agenda

To download the agenda for the day, click here.

 

Presentations from the Turin Workshop, 2014

 

SR2S Workshop Photo Gallery

Browse a selection of images from the SR2S Workshop below.

 

Radiation issues for manned Mars mission

sidebar radiation article

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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