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SETI Institute Awarded New NASA Contract to Support Planetary Protection

SETI Institute

California-based SETI Institute has secured a contract to help NASA implement standards across the space agency's planetary protection efforts. SETI Institute will help the agency's Office of Planetary Protection report on biological cleanliness, review technical matters, administer training, inform the masses about these efforts and develop implementation guidelines, NASA said Saturday.

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NASA Urges Industry to Collaborate for Planetary Protection Effort; Lisa Pratt Quoted

NASA is asking companies to join together and propose standards that support the prevention of extra-terrestrial biologic material spreading on Earth, Space News reported Thursday. Lisa Pratt, NASA planetary protection officer, said the space agency would help a potential industry group that would study and recommend actions to maintain cleanliness of returning spacecraft.

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