Accession Number:

AD0604807

Title:

EXPERIMENTS IN INTERPLANETARY BIOMIGRATION AND SPACE CONTAMINATION

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1958-06-16

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

The likelihood of auto-and-ancillary migration of viable micro-organisms is discussed. Experiments are suggested to determine the survival potentials of microorganisms under various space conditions, to establish the extent to which space sterilization of interplanetary instrument probes and other space vehicles may be relied upon to prevent the infecting of other celestial bodies, or the infecting of the earth with alien life by returning probes, and to determine whether further sterilization procedures would be required.

Subject Categories:

  • Astronautics
  • Microbiology
  • Hygiene and Sanitation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE