Francis Cucinotta In The News

Profile: Francis Cucinotta

July 15, 2021
Women were more likely to develop lung cancer than men, suggesting a greater sex-based vulnerability to harmful radiation.
July 14, 2021
Although meant to minimize risks to human health, the proposed new limits would still be exceeded by any conceivable near-future crewed voyage to Mars.
July 3, 2021
As particles from the sun and high-energy cosmic radiation stream constantly into their bodies, astronauts are always in danger. Radiation can cause serious health problems if it is not controlled.
July 3, 2021
Left unchecked, radiation can trigger all sorts of health issues, most notably boosting an astronaut's danger of developing cancer. So, when NASA plans missions, the agency uses a radiation exposure cap to determine how long astronauts can stay in space.
July 2, 2021
The proposed guideline would give all astronauts the same radiation limit, regardless of age and sex.
July 1, 2021
A blue-ribbon panel has endorsed NASA’s plans to revise its standard for exposing astronauts to radiation in a way that would allow women to spend more time in space.
June 29, 2021
A blue-ribbon panel has endorsed NASA’s plans to revise its standard for exposing astronauts to radiation in a way that would allow women to spend more time in space.
October 24, 2020
A Chinese-German team of researchers, using data from the Lunar Lander Neutrons and Dosimetry (LND) experiment onboard China’s Chang’e 4 lander on the Moon’s far side, has obtained the first-ever comprehensive radiation measurements from the Moon’s surface.