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Main Title When biospheres collide : a history of NASA's planetary protection programs /
Author Meltzer, Michael,
Publisher NASA Aeronautics and Space Administration : United States Government Pritning Office,
Year Published 2010
OCLC Number 192045669
ISBN 9780160853272; 0160853273; 9780160888045; 0160888042
Subjects Space pollution ; Space environment ; Outer space--Exploration--Environmental aspects ; Environmental protection--Moral and ethical aspects ; Discoveries in geography--Environmental aspects
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ELBM  TL1499.M45 2010 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/09/2016
Collation xx, 522 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Shipping list no.: 2011-0441-P. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
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.