Biological contamination studies of lunar landing sites: implications for future planetary protection and life detection on the Moon and Mars

@article{Glavin2004BiologicalCS,
  title={Biological contamination studies of lunar landing sites: implications for future planetary protection and life detection on the Moon and Mars},
  author={Daniel P. Glavin and Jason P. Dworkin and Mark L. Lupisella and Gerhard Kminek and John D. Rummel},
  journal={International Journal of Astrobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={3},
  pages={265 - 271}
}
Chemical and microbiological studies of the impact of terrestrial contamination of the lunar surface during the Apollo missions could provide valuable data to help refine future Mars surface exploration plans and planetary protection requirements for a human mission to Mars. NASA and ESA have outlined new visions for solar system exploration that will include a series of lunar robotic missions to prepare for and support a human return to the Moon, and future human exploration of Mars and other… 

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