Ethical Exploration and the Role of Planetary Protection in Disrupting Colonial Practices

@article{Tavares2020EthicalEA,
  title={Ethical Exploration and the Role of Planetary Protection in Disrupting Colonial Practices},
  author={Frank Tavares and Denise Buckner and Dana Burton and Jordan McKaig and Parvathy Prem and Eleni Ravanis and Natalie Trevino and Aparna Venkatesan and Steven Douglas Vance and Monica R. Vidaurri and Lucianne M. Walkowicz and Mary Beth Wilhelm},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics},
  year={2020}
}
We recommend that the planetary science and space exploration community engage in a robust reevaluation concerning the ethics of how future crewed and uncrewed missions to the Moon and Mars will interact with those planetary environments. This should occur through a process of community input, with emphasis on how such missions can resist colonial structures. Such discussions must be rooted in the historical context of the violent colonialism in the Americas and across the globe that has… 
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