Re: _Mission to Mars_

From: m (
Date: Mon Apr 03 2000 - 22:24:28 MDT

--- "Michael S. Lorrey" <> wrote:

[discussion on star visibility snipped]
> Astronauts in space don't see stars for another reason beyond the
> unending glare
> of the sun: their windows and spacesuit visors are all heavily
> leaded, both to
> control glare (since the sun is 1.4 times brighter in space at one
> astronomical
> unit than on the surface of earth), and to help protect against
> radiation. Try
> this: at night: put on some welders goggles. How many stars do you
> see???
Good point.

To the person with the astronaut colleague: Do you know if they were
ever able to see things trhough untinted glass (I'm not sure about
the shuttle windows)?


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