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(2003) Adaptive response studies may help choose astronauts for long-term space travel. In: Space Life Sciences: Biodosimetry, Biomarkers and Late Stochastic Effects of Space Radiation. Advances in Space Research-Series, 31 . Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Kidlington, pp. 1543-1551.

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Long-term manned exploratory missions are planned for the future. Exposure to high-energy neutrons, protons and high charge and energy particles during a deep space mission, needs protection against the detrimental effects of space radiation. It has been suggested that exposure to unpredictable extremely large solar particle events would kill the astronauts without massive shielding. To reduce this risk to astronauts and to minimize the need for shielding, astronauts with highest significant adaptive responses should be chosen. It has been demonstrated that some humans living in very high natural radiation areas have acquired high adaptive responses to external radiation. Therefore, we suggest that for a deep space mission the adaptive response of all potential crew members be measured and only those with high adaptive response be chosen. We also proclaim that chronic exposure to elevated levels of radiation can considerably decrease radiation susceptibility and better protect astronauts against the unpredictable exposure to sudden and dramatic increase in flux due to solar flares and coronal mass ejections. (C) 2003 COSPAR. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: breast-cancer patients low-earth-orbit human-lymphocytes ionizing-radiation x-rays chromosomal radiosensitivity blood-lymphocytes manned missions cells damage
Title of Book: Space Life Sciences: Biodosimetry, Biomarkers and Late Stochastic Effects of Space Radiation
Page Range: pp. 1543-1551
Volume: 31
Publisher: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd
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Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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