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CONTENTS LIST OF FIGURES LIST OF TABLES PREFACE FORWARD ACKNOWLEDGMENTS INTRODUCTION 1 Why We Must Protect Planetary Environments 2 In the Beginning: The Need for Planetary Protection is Recognized 3 Developing Effective Planetary Protection Approaches 4 Back Contamination: The Apollo Approach 5 Planetary Protection for Mars: the Viking Experience 6 Small Bodies of the Solar System 7 Return to Mars 8 Do We Have the Right to Contaminate? The Ethical and Legal Aspects of Planetary Protection 9 Conclusion APPENDICES A Detailed Planetary Protection Requirements B The Impact of "Faster, Better, Cheaper" on Planetary Protection Priorities C Biohazard Identification: The Synergism Between Bioterror Prevention and Planetary Protection Research D Committees, Organizations, and Facilities Important to the Development of Planetary Protection E Timeline of Important Planetary Protection-Related Events F Planetary Protection Approaches Used on Various Missions Acronyms and Abbreviations Index NASA History Series
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Outer space -- Exploration -- Environmental aspects.
Environmental protection -- Moral and ethical aspects.