I have some bad news: every depiction of people in space that you have ever seen, every movie, every SF short story, is complete rubbish! Reality has shot down our dreams.
This problem jumped out at us from new data on radiation safety for humans in space,
INTERSTATE CLOSED AGAIN DUE TO JACKKNIFED TRACTOR TRAILER! This headline occurs far too frequently. Truck jackknives occur when the deviation angle between the tractor and the trailer gets too large. The front of the tractor moves like the folding blade of a jackknife (See Figure 1).
THE “APPARATUS FOR THE CONTAINMENT OF NUCLEAR MELTDOWN DEBRIS” depends in part upon a unique corrugated Transparent Aluminum alloy “Slam-Dome” that is mounted over a super-plastic-lined, 16-sided, reinforced concrete,
The 2000 presidential election debacle revealed serious flaws in U.S. voting systems. Ambiguity in a “butterfly” ballot design caused many voters to select Pat Buchanan by mistake. Ambiguity in partially-punched chads led to tedious, inconclusive recounts. The “remedies” instituted since then are often no better,
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