The radiation in the van Allen radiation belts and in cis-lunar space
would have killed the astronauts in minutes.
Astronomers warned NASA
that any human being traveling
through the van Allen belt
would be rendered ill or killed
by the radiation in a few short
Deadly solar wind would pass
through the walls of the Apollo
spacecraft and enter the bodies
of the astronauts.
Conclusion: the astronauts
would be dead long before they
reached the Moon;
landings involving humans are