ABOVE: Artist's rendering of the high-energy “donuts” of charged particles circling the Earth, trapped by its "dipole" magnetic field....the most intense being the Van Allen Radiation Belts.
Every spacecraft, whether Russian or American, with humans aboard, beginning in 1961 to the present, have all maintained altitudes of one thousand miles well below the Van Allen Radiation Belts.
The only American spacecraft to go through the 25,000 miles of those belts were ... the Apollo missions.
APOLLO... AND, NOW, THIS:
"Apollo astronauts dying of heart disease at 4-5X the rate of counterparts."
"Exposure of cells or tissues to ionizing radiation causes DNA damage, which has long been considered as the primary cause of cellular injury and cell death. "
ISN'T THAT WHAT SO MANY HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET PEOPLE TO RECOGNIZE WHEN IT COMES TO ANY EXPOSURE TO IONIZING RADIATION, ANYWHERE,FROM ANY SOURCE, PERIOD?
AS I FOLLOWED THIS STORY THAT BROKE IN THE NEWS THE OTHER DAY, I CAME ACROSS SOME VERY ODD TIDBITS STRAIGHT FROM NASA'S OWN 'MOUTH', SOME WHICH I HAD HEARD 'RUMORED' DURING MY CHILDHOOD IN THE 1950s (AN UNCLE WORKED AT "REDSTONE ARSENAL" FOR OVER 30 YEARS), SOME I HEARD AS A TEEN AND YOUNG ADULT IN THE 1960s.
NOW, IT LOOKS LIKE THOSE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN RUMORS AT ALL, BUT FACTS...
FOR EXAMPLE, ALL DATA POINTED TO THE INABILITY OF HUMANS TO SURVIVE TRAVEL THROUGH THE VAN ALLEN RADIATION BELT...IT WAS SAID TO BE IMPOSSIBLE....AND NASA SEEMS TO AGREE!
[Original source video on official NASA channel - Orion: Trial By Fire
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS MADE IN THIS VIDEO AS THEY APPEAR TO STATE THAT THE ORION CAPSULE WILL GO WHERE NO ONE, NOTHING HAS GONE BEFORE, WHICH CAN'T BE TRUE IF NASA OR ANYONE PUT MEN ON THE MOON:
(0:30) "deeper into space than we have ever gone before"
To measure the (0:45) "extreme radiation" (0:55) "no astronauts will be aboard the Orion capsule..
AND PAY VERY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THIS STATEMENT:
(3:33) "We must solve these challenges before we send people through this region of space"
WHEN NASA PUT THE TWIN RBSP SATELLITES UP, IT MADE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS:
The hardy RBSP satellites will spend the next 2 years looping through every part of both Van Allen belts.
"By having two spacecraft in different regions of the belts at the same time, scientists FINALLY will be able to gather data from within the belts themselves, learning how they change over space and time.
Designers fortified RBSP with special protective plating and rugged electronics to operate and survive within this punishing region of space that other spacecraft avoid."
NOTHING came of the moon shots through those Belts, NO data?
As compared to the fragile electronics aboard APOLLO?
"SURVIVE THE PUNISHING REGION"?
Does that mean NASA didn't expect those APOLLO astronauts to survive in their poor;y plated vessels?
"THAT OTHER SPACECRAFT AVOID"???
WHAT ABOUT THE APOLLO MISSIONS?
DID THEY ALSO AVOID THE VAN ALLEN BELTS?
BUT FIRST, BEFORE WE LOOK INTO RUMORS AND ODD FACTS, LET'S LOOK AT INCREASED CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE AND DEATHS IN AMERICAN ASTRONAUTS (WONDERING IF RUSSIA HAS SIMILAR REPORTS)....
Deep Space Radiation Caused Heart Problems For Apollo Astronauts
"Deep-space radiation damages cardiovascular system"
"Apollo astronauts who have ventured out of the protective magnetosphere of mother Earth appear to be dying of cardiovascular disease at a far higher rate than their counterparts—both those that have stayed grounded and those that only flew in the shielding embrace of low-Earth orbit.
Though the data is slim—based on only 77 astronauts total—researchers speculate that potent ionizing radiation in deep space may be to blame.
That hypothesis was backed up in follow-up mouse studies that provided evidence that similar radiation exposure led to long-lasting damage to the rodents’ blood vessels.
All of the data was published Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports.
“These data suggest that human travel into deep space may be more hazardous to cardiovascular health than previously estimated,” concluded the study authors, led by health researcher Michael Delp at Florida State University.
While NASA tries to minimize astronauts’ exposure to space radiation, it acknowledged that exposure was basically an unavoidable part of the job.
“Radiation-exposure risks to crewmen were assessed and balanced against mission gain,” NASA experts wrote in a 1973 report (PDF) on the Apollo experience.
“NASA is STILL seeking to develop technology to safeguard humans for spaceflight into radiation-laden space within and beyond the Van Allen Radiation belts, and the protection provided by our magnetosphere.”
In the new study, Delp and coauthors compared health data on 42 astronauts that had traveled into space—seven of which got past the magnetosphere and to the Moon—to the medical records of 35 astronauts that were grounded for their careers.
The death rate from cardiovascular disease among the Apollo lunar astronauts was a whopping 43 percent, which is around four to five times the rate seen in the non-fliers and low-fliers (nine and 11 percent, respectively).Delp and his colleagues are working with NASA on follow-up studies of astronauts’ health."
WELL, WE'VE SEEN THE SAME THING IN ONCOLOGY, AFTER/DURING RADIATION THERAPY....HEARTS DO FAIL.
WE SAW CURIE DIE FROM IT...APLASTIC ANEMIA, RADIATION-INDUCED.
DEATHS AMONG THEIR OWN EARLY RESEARCHERS DIDN'T STOP THE MANHATTAN PROJECT SCIENTISTS ...
"Louis Alexander Slotin, Canadian physicist on the Manhattan Project, was the second person to die from a criticality accident, following the death of Harry Daghlian, who had been exposed to radiation by the same core that killed Slotin. Others in the room at the time included Raemer E. Schreiber, Alvin Cushman Graves, Stanley Allan Kline, Marion Edward Cieslicki, Dwight Smith Young, Theodore P. Perlman, and Pvt. Patrick J. Cleary. were injured and may have died from nuclear related exposure some years later.
Three of the observers eventually died of conditions that are KNOWN to be promoted by radiation:
Graves of a heart attack 20 years later at age 55, Cieslicki of acute myeloid leukemia at age 42; and Young of aplastic anemia and bacterial infection of the heart lining."
THEY KNEW BEFORE 1950 THAT IONIZING RADIATION KILLS.
IN THE BOOK 'THE GENERAL AND THE GENIUS', WE SEE THAT SCIENTISTS BEGAN SENDING MEMORANDUMS TO ONE ANOTHER IN 1940 SAYING THEY HAD DISCOVERED THE DEADLY EFFECTS OF WHAT THEY WERE DOING.
OPPENHEIMER RECEIVED A MEMO FROM LOUIS HEMPLEMANN IN 1944 WARNING HIM THAT DEATHS AND ILLNESSES FROM RADIATION WOULD COMES YEARS FROM INITIAL EXPOSURE. (PAGE 381)
Radiation-Induced Heart Disease - Circulation: Heart Failure
Radiation induced heart disease -- Heidenreich and Kapoor
TO BE HONEST, SURELY WE ARE AWARE THAT THERE ARE SOME WHO, EVEN IF THEY WERE TOLD THEY'D GROW TWO HEADS AND BOTH WOULD EXPLODE ON RE-ENTRY, WOULD STILL BLAST OFF INTO SPACE IF GIVEN THAT OPPORTUNITY.
WE CAN'T KNOW WHAT SORT OF WARNING NASA GIVES OR GAVE POTENTIAL ASTRONAUTS BUT WE CAN IMAGINE IT WOULDN'T STOP SOME FROM SIGNING UP.
THIS SAME ISSUE OF ASTRONAUT HEALTH WAS RAISED A YEAR AGO, IN THIS PEER-REVIEWED STUDY....
"Future long-distance space missions will be associated with significant exposures to ionizing radiation, and the health risks of these radiation exposures during manned missions need to be assessed.
Recent Earth-based epidemiological studies in survivors of atomic bombs and after occupational and medical low dose radiation exposures have indicated that the cardiovascular system may be more sensitive to ionizing radiation than was previously thought.
This has raised the concern of a cardiovascular disease risk from exposure to space radiation during long-distance space travel.
Characteristics of ionizing radiation
Exposure of living cells and tissues to ionizing radiation, forms of radiation that can remove electrons from the atoms in these cells or tissues, may result in molecular damage, which can eventually lead to early and late injury.
Exposure of cells or tissues to ionizing radiation causes DNA damage, which has long been considered as the primary cause of cellular injury and cell death.
However, additional mechanisms are now recognized as important in normal tissue radiation injury."
THAT PHRASE, "MAY RESULT IN MOLECULAR DAMAGE FOLLOWED BY "CAUSES DNA DAMAGE", ALWAYS ANGERS ME.
YES, IT DOES RESULT IN MOLECULAR DAMAGE, AND, NO, CELLS DO NOT "REGENERATE" IN SUCH CASES, BUT MAY SUCCUMB YEARS, DECADES LATER TO THE EFFECTS.
THE VERY SCIENTISTS WHO GAVE THE WORLD THE ATOMIC BOMB WARNED, IN WRITING, THAT ANY AND ALL EXPOSURE TO RADIATION CAN AND PROBABLY WILL CAUSE DEATH, EITHER SOON AFTER OR WITHIN YEARS OF EXPOSURE.
THEY SAID THEN THAT ALL RADIATION WAS UNSAFE, THAT THERE WAS NO SAFE LEVEL OF IONIZING RADIATION.
JAPANESE PHYSICIANS AND THE JAPANESE PEOPLE DISCOVERED THAT FACT "THE HARD WAY" AFTER HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI. THOSE JAPANESE FINDINGS WERE SUPPRESSED FOR MANY YEARS.
[SEE ALSO: "The study provides a direct estimate of the association between protracted low dose exposure to ionising radiation and solid cancer mortality. Although high dose rate exposures are thought to be more dangerous than low dose rate exposures, the risk per unit of radiation dose for cancer among radiation workers was similar to estimates derived from studies of Japanese atomic bomb survivors. Quantifying the cancer risks associated with protracted radiation exposures can help strengthen the foundation for radiation protection standards. "]
"Dexter Masters, a writer and an editor, was one of the first to draw attention to the worldwide threat posed by the atomic bomb.
Masters and Dr. Katherine May edited a book titled ''One World or None'' in 1946.
In the book, many of the prominent scientists of the day, including Albert Einstein, Hans Bethe, Harold Urey and many members of the Manhattan Project - the effort to produce the first atomic bomb - discussed the implications of a weapon that could destroy the world.
In 1955 Mr. Masters wrote a novel, ''The Accident,'' which detailed the last eight days in the life of an atomic scientist dying from radiation sickness. The book attracted international attention and was published in 13 other languages."
BOTTOM LINE...SPACE TRAVEL CAN AND HAS KILLED ASTRONAUTS AND OTHERS ARE DYING AND MAY YET DIE FROM THEIR "HIGH FLIGHT", BUT WE WOULD FIND FEW, IF ANY, WHO WOULD GO BACK IN TIME AND DECIDE NOT TO BLAST OFF.
THEY ARE A VERY RARE BREED.
WE SALUTE THEM, EVEN IF THEY APPEAR TO US TO BE 'BAT GUANO INSANE'.
BECAUSE THEY ARE SUCH A RARE BREED, SOME THINGS COME HARD TO THOSE MEN...THINGS LIKE LYING AND COVERING UP THINGS THAT WE, THE GENERAL PUBLIC, ARE DEEMED "TOO HYSTERICAL" OR TOO "EMOTIONAL" OR TOO "TERRIFIED OF THE UNKNOWN" TO HANDLE, SO WE AREN'T TOLD MANY THINGS.
IF ONE EXAMINES THE FACES AND THE BODY LANGUAGE AND THE REACTIONS BETWEEN THE ASTRONAUTS IN THE RATHER LONG VIDEO BELOW OF AN ACTUAL INTERVIEW OF OUR THREE APOLLO 11 ASTRONAUTS, ONE THING IS OBVIOUS, THEY DON'T REALLY, REALLY WANT TO SAY WHAT THEY'RE SAYING....
PLEASE NOTE: I WAS GOING TO LAUNCH INTO ALL THE RUMORS AND THE "LEAKED" INFORMATION, ETC, WHICH POINT TO PERHAPS SOME RUMORS ARE TRUE, THAT NASA HAS BEEN CAUGHT IN MORE THAN ONE LIE HERE IN THIS BLOG ENTRY, BUT THE MORE I DUG INTO OLD FILES AND OLD "STUDIES", THE MORE I REALIZED THIS NEEDS MORE ROOM TO EXPAND, SO, PLEASE, SEE THE NEXT BLOG ENTRY WHICH WILL BE TITLED "HAS NASA LIED?"
DID VON BRAUN 'ACCIDENTALLY' DISCOVER SOMETHING ABOUT SPACE FLIGHT THAT NASA IS STILL SHIELDING FROM PUBLIC SCRUTINY?
DID TESLA REALLY PATENT AN "ANTI-GRAVITY MACHINE"?
YES, AS WE WILL SEE.
DID THE NAZI EXPERIMENT KNOWN AS "THE BELL", OR "DIE GLOCKE", ACTUALLY CREATE "ANTI-GRAVITY" OR WAS IT, AS SOME SAY, A TIME MACHINE WHICH CERN/THE LARGE HADRON COLLIDER IS TRYING TO REPLICATE?
DID AMERICA EVEN LAND MEN ON THE MOON?
PERHAPS YOU SEE WHY I SAY ALL THESE THINGS REQUIRE MORE ROOM TO EXPAND?
I AM STILL UNCOVERING THINGS I DIDN'T KNOW, SO, PLEASE, BE PATIENT AS I COMPLETE THE NEXT BLOG ENTRY, SURELY TO BE POSTED LATER TONIGHT, SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 2016, CDST, FOR ANY WHO, LIKE ME, HAVE FOLLOWED NASA FOR YEARS.
THERE WAS NO NASA WHEN I BECAME ENTHRALLED WITH SPACE....AND WITH THOSE WHO HELPED PUT US "OUT THERE"....
I WISH THEY HAD NOT BECOME DEPENDENT ON CONGRESS FOR FUNDING.
HAD NASA BEEN PRIVATELY FUNDED, ABLE TO MAINTAIN ITSELF SANS GOVERNMENT, WE WOULD HAVE HAD A DIFFERENT OUTCOME ON "FULL DISCLOSURE", I THINK.
AND WE MUST HAVE THAT.
WE MUST HAVE FULL DISCLOSURE.
THE FULL REPORT ON THE ASTRONAUT/RADIATION LINK: