WHY exactly is it interesting?
1. How much?
2. What type?
3. What type of shielding is effective?
In other words, I am calling you out - do you have the knowledge of that which you speak? If so, answer those questions and we'll discuss this fully. If yiou can't, or get them wrong, then your opinion is irrelevant.
As above, please don't handwave. Put some numbers to that alleged 'insurmountability'. After all, the amount and type of radiation was quite well understood at the time of Apollo and is even better understood nowadays. The ISS and many satellites pass through some of the high energy parts of the VA Belts quite regularly. Do you believe the ISS is a hoax too?
Why? How much do you think they would cost, and who would pay?
Edited by frenat, 07 October 2012 - 02:06 PM.