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Mars Sample Quarantine Protocol WorkshopThe Mars Sample Quarantine Protocol (QP) Workshop was convened to deal with three specific aspects of the initial handling of a returned Mars sample: 1) biocontainment, to prevent uncontrolled release of sample material into the terrestrial environment; 2) life detection, to examine the sample for evidence of live organisms; and 3) biohazard testing, to determine if the sample poses any threat to terrestrial life forms and the Earth's biosphere. During the first part of the Workshop, several tutorials were presented on topics related to the workshop in order to give all participants a common basis in the technical areas necessary to achieve the objectives of the Workshop.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Ames Research Center
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
DeVincenzi, Donald L.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Bagby, John
(Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Inst. Mountain View, CA United States)
Race, Margaret
(Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Inst. Mountain View, CA United States)
Rummel, John
(Marine Biological Lab. Woods Hole, MA United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1999
Subject Category
Space Sciences (General)
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.55:208772
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 334-38-02-01
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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