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Spacecraft Sterilization TechnologyUpon the recommendation of the scientific community, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has established as a major goal the search for extraterrestrial life. So that the data obtained in this search will not be compromised, NASA has embarked on a program designed to prevent external contamination of the planets. This National Conference on Spacecraft Sterilization Technology was convened to bring together for exchange of knowledge those scientists, engineers, and administrators who play a role in spacecraft sterilization technology. Recognizing the rapid accumulation of knowledge in this area of scientific endeavor, it was deemed essential to broadcast this information as rapidly as possible, to establish a firm base upon which newer techniques could be built, and to provide a forum in which differences could be aired and guidelines revised or established.
Document ID
19670005432
Document Type
Special Publication (SP)
Date Acquired
August 3, 2013
Publication Date
November 16, 1965
Publication Information
Publication: Spacecraft Sterilization Technology
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Volume: NASA-SP-108
Issue Publication Date: July 1, 1965
Subject Category
Biotechnology
Report/Patent Number
NASA-SP-108
Meeting Information
Meeting: National Conference on Spacecraft Sterilization Technology
Location: Pasadena, CA
Country: US
Start Date: November 16, 1965
End Date: November 18, 1965
Sponsors: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Accession Number
67N14761
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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Keywords
contamination
microbiology
spacecraft sterilization
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