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Can People Go to Mars?
This article presents information about the radiation hazards facing astronauts who travel to Mars. It covers the types of radiation including the most dangerous, galactic cosmic rays (GCRs), the damage it does to the body, and methods of shielding against it. One can also listen to this story via streaming audio or a downloadable file.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • Audio:
    • Webcast
Subject:
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
RealPlayer plug-in
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-006-949
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Abilities of technological design
        • Understanding about sci. / tech.
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Changes in environments
    • 5-8:
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Abilities of technological design
        • Understandings about sci. / tech.
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural hazards
    • 9-12:
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Abilities of technological design
        • Understandings about science and technology
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural and human-induced hazards
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Science@NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center


Author: Dr Tony Phillips
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Science@NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center