Scott Kelly exposed himself to 24 times more radiation in space than the average human

March 7, 2016 8:24 PM

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While the opportunity to live in space for that long is a privilege reserved for a special few, this honor comes with a cost.

In space, astronauts are exposed to cosmic radiation that would otherwise be absorbed or deflected by Earth's protective atmosphere.

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