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How did the Apollo astronauts pass through the Van Allen radiation belt?


I watched a NASA documentary for kids and the spokeswoman said that the Van Allen belt was a major concern for travelling to Mars. But, the belt lies in bewtween the Earth and Moon so how did they do it in the 1960s and after? I have heard that they passed through it "very quickly" but that doesn't sound like a scientific appraisal to me. Any astro-physicists on Hub pages?

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