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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.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, [2002]

Series Compass series
Compass series.
Subject Mars surface samples.
Mars surface samples -- Contamination.
Planetary quarantine.
Mars (Planet) -- Exploration.
Mars (Planet) -- Equipment and supplies.
Alt Name 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.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 51 pages) : illustration.
monochrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
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.
Note Online resource; title from e-book title screen (EbscoHost platform, viewed October 1, 2015).
ISBN 0309502004 (electronic bk.)
9780309502009 (electronic bk.)
030908654X (pbk.)
9780309086547 (pbk.)
OCLC # 52859288
Additional Format Print version: Safe on Mars. Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, ©2002 9780309086547 9780309084260 (DLC) 2002283951 (OCoLC)49937642

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