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When biospheres collide : a history of NASA's planetary protection programs / by Michael Meltzer.

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Author/Creator:
Meltzer, Michael, 1946-
Publication:
Washington, D.C. : NASA Aeronautics and Space Administration : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 2010.
Series:
NASA SP (Series); 4234.
NASA SP ; 2011-4234
Format/Description:
Government document
Book
xx, 522 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
Space pollution.
Space environment.
Outer space -- Exploration -- Environmental aspects.
Environmental protection -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Discoveries in geography -- Environmental aspects.
Environmental protection -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Space environment.
Space pollution.
Outer space.
Contents:
Why we must protect planetary environments
In the beginning: The need for planetary protection is recognized
Developing effective planetary protection approaches
Back contamination: The Apollo approach
Planetary protection for Mars: The Viking experience
Small bodies of the Solar System
Return to Mars
Do we have the right to contaminate: The ethical and legal aspects of planetary protection
Conclusion
Appendices
Detailed planetary protection requirements
The impact of "Faster, Better, Cheaper" on planetary protection priorities
Biohazard identification: The synergism between bioterror prevention and planetary protection research
Committees, organizations, and facilities important to the development of planetary protection
Timeline of important planetary protection-related events
Planetary protection approaches used on various missions.
Notes:
Shipping list no.: 2011-0441-P.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Online version: Meltzer, Michael, 1946- When biospheres collide
ISBN:
9780160853272
0160853273
9780160888045
0160888042
OCLC:
192045669
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