National Aeronautics and Space Administration Planetary Protection Office

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Documents

Below are links to publicly available documents related to planetary protection, astrobiology, and solar system exploration.

  • Documents are presented in either HTML or PDF formats (a free PDF viewer can be downloaded from Acrobat).
  • Many of the following reports are also summarized on this page, courtesy of Margaret Race from the SETI Institute.

NASA Online Library and Reports Server

NASA Planetary Protection Policy Related Documents

  • If any links to a NPR or NPD is no longer active, please directly search for the document in the NODIS Library.

International Treaties and Policies Regarding Planetary Protection

Communication Strategy for Planetary Protection

Mars Sample Return and Handling

Human Missions and Planetary Protection

Space Studies Board (National Research Council) Reports Regarding Planetary Protection and Astrobiology

Space Studies Board (National Research Council) Reports Relevant to Solar System Exploration

NASA Books & Documents related to Planetary Protection

Bibliographies of Planetary Protection (Quarantine) Research (1945-1977)