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The lunar quarantine programThe lunar quarantine program was designed to ensure that return of lunar material represented no threat to the public health, to agriculture, or to other living resources. It established definitely that no life exists on the moon. The crews of the three lunar quarantine missions, Apollo 11, 12, and 14, experienced no health problems as a result of their exposure to lunar samples. Plants and animals also showed no adverse effects. Stringent quarantine was terminated after Apollo 14, but lunar samples continued to be protected to guarantee that scientists would receive uncontaminated materials for study.
Document ID
19760005600
Document Type
Book Chapter
Authors
Richard S. Johnston
(Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas, United States)
John A. Mason
(Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas, United States)
Bennie C. Wooley
(Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas, United States)
Gary W. McCollum
(Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas, United States)
Bernard J. Mieszkuc
(Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas, United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1975
Publication Information
Publication: Biomedical Results of Apollo
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Volume: NASA-SP-368
Issue Publication Date: January 1, 1975
URL: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/19760005580
Subject Category
Aerospace Medicine
Accession Number
76N12688
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NASW-2630
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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