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4 Human Spaceflight
Pages 26-27

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... Even though planning for human missions to Mars is in its infancy, the committee believes than the planetary protection implications of sending astronauts to Mars raises profound questions at the intersection of science, engineering, technology, project management, and public policy. The committee recognizes that the SR-SAG2 report was not the place to address and/or resolve these issues.
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... New Finding 6-1: Human missions to Mars are required to fully follow the planetary protection require ments specified by COSPAR, including the limitations specified for Special Regions. This may prevent humans from landing in or entering areas that may be Special Regions or may become Special Regions through modifications of the environment by space systems and/or human explorers.

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