Keeping Astronauts Safe from Meteoroids - Universe Today
[/caption] About 100 tons of meteoroids bombard the Earth’s atmosphere every day. For spacecraft in Earth orbit, a collision with these particles could cause serious damage or catastrophic failure, and a hit on an astronaut or cosmonaut conducting extra-vehicular activities in space would be life-threatening, if not fatal. But before anyone steps outside the space … Continue reading "Keeping Astronauts Safe from Meteoroids"