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RE: starship-design: Re: shielding

> > Most shielding will be mass for the reactors in the
> > front of the space craft.
> > ben
> The reactors should not need much shielding, but the HUGE quantities of
> reactor fuel could easily serve as shielding for the crew quarters.
> If you notice the diagrams I put in the web site, the ship looked like a
> little tug on the back of this huge block of fusion fuel.

I remember someone bringing this up before, but I don't remember a
response...what do you use for shielding after you spin to decelerate? Now
the only thing between you and all those relativistic particles is the

Lee Parker