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Quarantine testing and biocharacterization of lunar materialsQuarantine testing was conducted to ensure the safety of all life on earth. The plants and animals which were exposed to lunar material were carefully observed for prolonged periods to determine if any mutation or changes in growing characteristics and behavior occurred. The quarantine testing was terminated after the Apollo 14 flight when it became apparent that previously returned lunar material contained no potentially harmful agents. Further biological experimentation with the lunar material was conducted to determine its chemical, physical, and nutritional qualities.
Document ID
19760005601
Document Type
Book Chapter
Authors
Gerald R. Taylor
(Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas, United States)
Bernard J. Mieszkuc
(Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas, United States)
Richard C. Simmonds
(United States Air Force Arlington, Virginia, United States)
Charles H. Walkinshaw
(United States Department of Agriculture Washington D.C., District of Columbia, 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
76N12689
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NASW-2630
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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