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Title Safe on Mars : precursor measurements necessary to support human operations on the Martian surface / Committee on Precursor Measurements Necessary to Support Human Operations on the Surface of Mars ; Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, Space Studies Board ; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences ; National Research Council
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, ©2002

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 51 pages) : illustration
Series Compass series
Compass series
Contents Executive summary -- Introduction -- The Mars program in context -- Physical environmental hazards -- Chemical environmental hazards -- Potential hazards of the biological environment -- Appemdixes. A: Statement of task ; B. Biographical sketches of committee members ; C. Acronyms and abbreviations
Summary This study, commissioned by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), examines the role of robotic exploration missions in assessing the risks to the first human missions to Mars. Only those hazards arising from exposure to environmental, chemical, and biological agents on the planet are assessed. To ensure that it was including all previously identified hazards in its study, the Committee on Precursor Measurements Necessary to Support Human Operations on the Surface of Mars referred to the most recent report from NASA's Mars Exploration Program/ Payload Analysis Group (MEPAG) (Greeley, 2001). The committee concluded that the requirements identified in the present NRC report are indeed the only ones essential for NASA to pursue in order to mitigate potential hazards to the first human missions to Mars
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from e-book title screen (EbscoHost platform, viewed October 1, 2015)
Subject Mars surface samples.
Mars surface samples -- Contamination
Planetary quarantine.
TRAVEL.
Planets -- Exploration
Equipment and supplies
Mars surface samples
Planetary quarantine
MARS SAMPLE RETURN.
MARS SURFACE SAMPLES.
MARS PROBES.
SUBJECT Mars (Planet) -- Exploration. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85081553
Mars (Planet) -- Equipment and supplies
Subject Mars (Planet)
Form Electronic book
Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Precursor Measurements Necessary to Support Human Operations on the Surface of Mars
National Research Council (U.S.). Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board.
National Research Council (U.S.). Space Studies Board.
ISBN 0309502004
9780309502009