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Title Safe on Mars : precursor measurements necessary to support human operations on the Martian surface / National Academies Press
Published [Washington, D.C.] : National Academies Press, ©2002


Description 1 online resource (xi, 51 pages)
Series Compass series
Compass series
Contents Front matter -- Executive summary -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Mars program in context -- 3. Physical environmental hazards -- 4. Chemical environmental hazards -- 5. Potential hazards of the biological environment -- Appendix A. Statement of task -- Appendix B. Biographical sketches of committee members -- Appendix C. Acronyms and abbreviations
Summary This Web site is an electronic version of a study report written in 2002 that examines the role of robotic exploration missions in assessing the risks to the first human missions to Mars. Visitors are taught that current science rover activities do not provide an adequate research base for the development of rovers needed for the human exploration of Mars. Come and explore what changes need to be made and why
Notes Title from title screen (viewed Sept. 6, 2003)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Audience Postsecondary
Subject Mars surface samples.
Mars surface samples -- Contamination
Planetary quarantine.
Planets -- Exploration
Mars surface samples
Planetary quarantine
SUBJECT Mars (Planet) -- Exploration.
Subject Mars (Planet)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0309084261
Other Titles Title in HTML source code: Nat'l Academies Press, Safe on Mars : (2002), table of contents