Measures counteracting the radiation health risks on a manned lunar outpost

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The hunger of mankind to deepen its knowledge, to understand the laws and mechanisms of nature and to explore, is a constant throughout history.Today, nations, space agencies and private companies are preparing the next big step: a walk on our neighbour planet Mars.An in between goal, as preparation to a Mars adventure but also serving other purposes, is the realisation of a manned outpost on the Moon. The way to space is not trivial, especially not for a human body. It is not evolved for it and cannot adapt to it in such a short timeframe. The first chapter discusses the concept of a Moon base. The second chapter provides the details about the lunar radiation environment and the risks involved.


Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • KUL - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Place of PublicationLeuven, Belgium
  • KUL - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sep 2014


  • moon, radiation, mission, astronaut, health, DNA damage

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