Interesting People: Irene Schneider

Recently posted a two part interview with Irene Schneider, one of the word's foremost authorities on space radiation and its hazards.

What is most interesting about Irene Schneider is that she is a Spanish immigrant woman, quite different from the normal profile of a New Space Entrepreneur. She is also heavily invested in an issue that seems to be glossed over by many plans and initiatives to reach the Moon, Mars and  beyond. Her company Ihrene's Space Enterprises is a consulting firm that specializes in helping companies minimize the risk posed by deep space radiation on long term space missions. Interview:

Part 1:

Part 2:

There is also another interview from July at

Ihrene's Space Enterprises Corporate Website:

My Thoughts: This woman is extremely bright and full of enthusiasm for man in space. Although it could appear to some that she and other scientists are trying to through a wet blanket over the fledgling private space program, I think this is an error. It is clear that it is in the best interests of all involved parties to have the best sorts of safety precautions a mission will allow, which will grant greater success and higher chances of profitability.

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