This video released by NASA (2015) about the upcoming Orion space exploration craft, shows a NASA scientist admitting that they still haven’t worked out how to properly shield the spacecraft from the radiation emitted from the Van Allen belts.
NASA engineer Kelly Smith explains about many of the risks and pitfalls surrounding the new Orion deep space mission to the planet Mars. https://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/orion/index.html
Surprisingly, chief among Kelly’s concerns is whether or not his spacecraft can successfully pass through the perilous Van Allen radiation belts. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Allen_radiation_belt Such is the prospective danger in fact, that NASA will have to send a dumbie craft first in order to ‘test out’ what the potential radiation effects will be on future human crews, as well as on the ship’s delicate sensors and equipment.
But hold on. Why the guessing game by NASA? Why don’t they just use the same 1969 technology they are said to have used on the first Apollo moon missions?
So, and I just uploaded a gif. https://gfycat.com/reliablealivebluetickcoonhound uhh.. Mr. Armstrong, would you like a coffee ? :P