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    how would nasa have overcome the extreme colds of space? would the space between the earth and moon be at the mere temperature of the cosmic backround radiation or would the overall temperature of the space in our solar system be a bit warmer than that


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    The matter in space is cold, but there's very little matter in that near-vacuum to be cold with. It's like the difference between immersion in frigid water vs. freezing air.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pong
    The matter in space is cold, but there's very little matter in that near-vacuum to be cold with. It's like the difference between immersion in frigid water vs. freezing air.
    so your abundance of heat would heat up any particles far more than they would cool you down?
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    The overcome it simply by the space suits that they wear. And for the Apollo missions various systems in place on board. I wouldn't know the exacting details, but, yes space is very cold, but they have figured out how to get around this.
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    The cold particles of space are so few and far between, they scarsely interact with anything. You lose more heat through radiation, and that is easily retained with a flimsy blanket or recaptured with a bit of metal foil.

    The thermal challenge for us in space is rather that we tend to build up heat within the "thermos" of space. Spacesuits act as ovens when they have living bodies in them, so suits are equipped with radiators. ISS requires enormous radiators, because we keep pumping energy into it.
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    thanks all, question answered
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