Aldrin explains South Atlantic Anomaly
How did Apollo pass through these deadly radiation belts.
During an event to mark 40th anniversary of Apollo, Buzz Aldrin explained why the ISS cannot go into a higher orbit [Part 4, at 24 seconds]. The South Atlantic Anomaly (SAA) is an area where the Earth's inner Van Allen radiation belt comes closest to the Earth's surface dipping down to an altitude of 200 km (Wikipedia).
How the Apollo spacecrafts ever crossed through the deadly radiation that surrounds the earth has never been explained by NASA. The only thing they have said is they passed through the belts very quickly, and that is why the astronauts survived the trip. You would expect that NASA had experimented with monkeys and other animals in space to test how deadly the radiation was. They have never released any of the results of these test. AwE130 believes that all the animals died a horrible death and NASA didn't release the results due to fear of public outrage.
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