New Planetary Protection Board to Review Guidelines for Future Solar System and Beyond Exploration

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 16:10 in Astronomy & Space

Following National Academy of Sciences recommendations, advice from the NASA Advisory Council, and subsequent unanimous agreement from NASA’s science leadership, the agency has established an independent Planetary Protection Review Board to review established guidelines for planetary protection and recommend any updates that are required. Planetary protection policies are designed to protect solar system bodies from contamination by Earth life, and to protect Earth from possible harm from potential biological sources beyond our planet. News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 16:06

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