Apollo 14 and Apollo 16 Heavy-Particle Dosimetry Experiments

Science  03 Aug 1973:
Vol. 181, Issue 4098, pp. 436-438
DOI: 10.1126/science.181.4098.436


Doses of heavy particles at positions inside the command modules of Apollo missions 8, 12, 14, and 16 correlate well with the calculated effects of solar modulation of the primary cosmic radiation. Differences in doses at different stowage positions indicate that the redistribution of mass within the spacecraft could enhance safety from the biological damage that would otherwise be expected on manned, deep-space missions.