Capability To Intercept and Store Radiation
- Level Of Need: 8
Radiation might seem like a terrible thing, and it certainly can be. However, the Curie family taught us how much it can do for us too, making it a need for our space travel checklist. We use radiation for a lot of stuff today. Radiation can be found in things like your normal X-Rays or CT Scans. Obviously, these will be needed on a ship for medicinal purposes. Of course, radiation has also been used to treat cancer and much more.
Radiation is also used in nuclear fission, which can produce electricity. This is a reliable, very abundant, and clean source of electricity that can be used on ships for long-term power. These are just a few things radiation allows us to do. That is not even discussing the ability it provides us in weaponry or bombs. If we can capture and store radiation produced around us in the universe, it would be a great way of having a major power source around at all times for countless needs.