The Resource Assessment of planetary protection requirements for Mars sample return missions, Committee on the Review of Planetary Protection Requirements for Mars Sample Return Missions ; Space Studies Board ; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences ; National Research Council of the National Academies

Assessment of planetary protection requirements for Mars sample return missions, Committee on the Review of Planetary Protection Requirements for Mars Sample Return Missions ; Space Studies Board ; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences ; National Research Council of the National Academies

Label
Assessment of planetary protection requirements for Mars sample return missions
Title
Assessment of planetary protection requirements for Mars sample return missions
Statement of responsibility
Committee on the Review of Planetary Protection Requirements for Mars Sample Return Missions ; Space Studies Board ; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences ; National Research Council of the National Academies
Title variation
Mars sample return missions
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"NASA maintains a planetary protection policy to avoid the forward biological contamination of other worlds by terrestrial organisms, and back biological contamination of Earth from the return of extraterrestrial materials by spaceflight missions. Forward-contamination issues related to Mars missions were addressed in a 2006 National Research Council (NRC) book, Preventing the Forward Contamination of Mars. However, it has been more than 10 years since back-contamination issues were last examined. Driven by a renewed interest in Mars sample return missions, this book reviews, updates, and replaces the planetary protection conclusions and recommendations contained in the NRC's 1997 report Mars Sample Return: Issues and Recommendations. The specific issues addressed in this book include the following: the potential for living entities to be included in samples returned from Mars; scientific investigations that should be conducted to reduce uncertainty in the above assessment; the potential for large-scale effects on Earth's environment by any returned entity released to the environment; criteria for intentional sample release, taking note of current and anticipated regulatory frameworks; and the status of technological measures that could be taken on a mission to prevent the inadvertent release of a returned sample into Earth's biosphere."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
629.45/53
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TL799.M3
LC item number
N384 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Assessment of planetary protection requirements for Mars sample return missions, Committee on the Review of Planetary Protection Requirements for Mars Sample Return Missions ; Space Studies Board ; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences ; National Research Council of the National Academies
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Summary -- Introduction -- The potential for past or present habitable environments on Mars -- Advances in microbial ecology -- The potential for finding biosignatures in returned Martian samples -- The potential for large-scale effects -- Sample containment and biohazard evaluation -- Sample-receiving facility and program oversight -- Appendixes. A: Letter of request from NASA ; B: Committee and staff biographical information
Control code
ocn435772850
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 80 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309130745
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35654533
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)435772850
  • pebcs0309130743

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
Processing Feedback ...