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Find a Better Way to Protect Astronauts from Galactic Cosmic Rays

Help NASA find a better way to protect humans from the effects of “Galactic Cosmic Rays” (GCR) when traveling outside the Earth’s protective magnetic field. Although GCRs are of relatively low intensity, these rays can be of very high energy. Long-duration exposure to GCR will exceed allowable career radiation exposure limits for crew members during any meaningful deep space mission. Protection is needed to allow for safe and successful human missions such as going to Mars.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Total Cash Prizes Offered: $12,000
Type of Challenge: Ideas
Submission Start: 11/12/2014 02:00 PM ET
Submission End: 12/15/2014 11:59 PM ET

This challenge is externally hosted.

You can view the challenge details here: https://www.innocentive.com/ar/challenge/9933637?cc=NASAdotgov

Description

Although GCRs are of relatively low intensity, these rays can be of very high energy. Long-duration exposure to GCR will exceed allowable career radiation exposure limits for crew members during any meaningful deep space mission. Protection is needed to allow for safe and successful human missions such as going to Mars.