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1957 Prof. Stanjoekowitsj, To Walk On The Moon Heavy Metal Spacesuit to protect astronauts from radiation
October 30, 2015
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in 1957 before the van Allen belts were discovered the Russian scientist Prof. Stanjoekowitsj told that when astronauts would walk on the moon that they needed heavy metal suits to protect them from cosmic radiation and special protective vehicles.

We quote from a 1957 news article that was published in the Netherlands.

"The humans should ware heavy metal suits to protect them them from cosmic radiation what is constantly present on the moon. Also it is more then likely that humans will drive a heavy protective vehicle to move around on the moon."

Original text: (De mens zou in een zware, metalen kleding moeten rondlopen, teneinde zich te beschermen tegen de kosmische stof, die de maan voortdurend bombardeert. Het is waarschijnlijker, dat de mens zich in een of ander goed gepantserd voertuig over het maanoppervlak zal voortbewegen.)

October 30, 2015
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Not many people can say they actually saw Sputnik, but when I was a young boy my Father and I watched Sputnik pass over our house in Buffalo, New York.  That would have been about the time of this space suit artical.  They were probably not too far off in the concept of heavy metal suits and protective vehicles.  Obviouly alternatives were developed since those heavy metals would have been Heavy to lift into space.  The development of materials evolved, during the 60's, and further into what they use today.  Even today, they have concerns about these cosmic radiation flares, pretty sure they have special places in the space stations to get into during solar flares?  Gold foils were used on some of the apollo landing modules, certainly some sort of lightweight process had to be developed for space walks, and lunar suits.  

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