Episode 9: Radiation

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  • Spaceflight news
    • Bolden calls for ending Opportunity funding (planetary.org)(Opinion: roadtoendevour)
    • SPX to recover fairings with helicopters (Imgur via /r/SpaceX)
    • SPX also put all photos under Creative Commons License for 20 minutes, then goes public domain (VICE) (Twitter)
    • Shotwell does a testimony before US House Armed Services Committee. (Youtube)(Soundbyte)
    • TurkmenSat delayed due to He bottle issue (Zero G)
    • NASA teams up with SNC (NASA) (Project life-cycle, fig. 5-2, NASA)
    • SNC secures Huston landing site for uncrewed Dreamchaser (Parabolic)
    • Mangalyaan mission extended 6 months (The Hindu)
  • Questions, comments, corrections;
  • Radiation
  • Upcoming spaceflight events
    • April 10: SPX CRS-6 on Falcon 9 (Live coverage on Twitter)
    • April 15: Thor 7 & Sicral 2 on Ariane 5
xkcd.com/radiation is a great chart to help put dosages in perspective.

xkcd.com/radiation is a great chart to help put dosages in perspective.