Astrobiological benefits of human space exploration.

@article{Crawford2010AstrobiologicalBO,
  title={Astrobiological benefits of human space exploration.},
  author={Ian A. Crawford},
  journal={Astrobiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={10 6},
  pages={577-87}
}
An ambitious program of human space exploration, such as that envisaged in the Global Exploration Strategy and considered in the Augustine Commission report, will help advance the core aims of astrobiology in multiple ways. In particular, a human exploration program will confer significant benefits in the following areas: (i) the exploitation of the lunar geological record to elucidate conditions on early Earth; (ii) the detailed study of near-Earth objects for clues relating to the formation… CONTINUE READING

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