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NASA Seeks Official to Oversee Planetary Protection Efforts

NASA looks for a planetary protection officer who will lead the agency’s efforts to prevent space flight missions from contaminating other planets and solar system bodies with Earth organisms and organic constituents. The planetary protection officer will work within the office of safety and mission assurance for planetary protection and will serve …

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White House to Ask FAA to Oversee Asteroid Mining, Lunar Surface Missions; George Nield Comments

The White House has proposed a “mission authorization” framework that would allow the Federal Aviation Administration to oversee asteroid mining, transportation of payloads to the lunar surface and other emerging commercial space missions, Space News reported Monday. Jeff Foust writes the White House’s office of science and technology policy included …

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