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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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NASA Advisory Council Suggests Review on Planetary Protection Guidelines; Thomas Zurbuchen Quoted

NASA's advisory council is recommending the space agency to review existing policies on preventing extraplanetary matter from contaminating earth and Earth-based spacecraft from contaminating foreign planets, Space News reported Friday. Following a two-day meeting, the council advises NASA to establish a committee to conduct this review on planetary protection and formulate policies that balance exchanges between Earth and other planetary bodies.

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