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RE: RE: starship-design: Hull Materials

On Wednesday, November 12, 1997 11:01 PM, KellySt@aol.com 
[SMTP:KellySt@aol.com] wrote:

> Use the fuel as a shield, and move the engines in frount of the fuel ship
> stack just before the decel burn.  The engines exaust should clear the
> way
> anyway.
> Kelly

I would think that the exhaust would do a good job on particulate matter, 
but I am not sure it would deflect or stop radiation.