One company in Tucson, Arizona, earned two grants from NASA in order to continue its radiation study.
According to the Phoenix Business Journal, the company World View, who “manufactures high-tech balloons that operate high in the earth’s atmosphere,” got the two grants to take the next step in improving the safety of flight crews from radiation.
It’s called NASA’s Automated Radiation Measurements for Aerospace Safety–High Altitude (ARMAS-Hi) study, with its purpose being “to forecast radiation exposure to flight crews and passengers. Radiation in space can penetrate down to the 35,000- to 37,000-foot level where passenger aircraft fly.”
The Phoenix Business Journal said the study will last five to 10 years to collect all of the necessary data, and to create its forecasting system.
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