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Panel Discussion at Independence High School - November 3

Mingling Planetary Microbes

Suzanne Chippendale


In the past year, two spacecraft landed on Mars to explore its surface. Early next year, another will descend to the surface of Saturn's moon, Titan. In years to come, more missions will follow, and some will carry humans. As we expand our presence on other planets, we must consider what we might bring with us that could threaten their ecosystems. And recently, a spacecraft containing solar wind samples crashed on Earth. Eventually, when we bring more samples-or astronauts-back to Earth, what dangers could they pose to our own planet?
The Planetary Society Bay Area Volunteer Network presents
Protecting Alien Ecosystems. and Our Own
-Margaret S. Race - Ecologist, Planetary Protection; SETI Institute and NASA
-Christopher P. McKay - Planetary scientist, Space Science; NASA/Ames Research Center
-Sandra M. Dawson - Risk Communication; NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Wednesday, November 3, 2004, 7:00 p.m.
Independence High School - C Villa
1776 Educational Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95112
Driving directions: Map
Campus Map: Map. We will be in "C Villa".
Advance orders by mail: $2.00. (At the door: $5.00)
* Admission is free with purchase of a new membership in The Planetary Society *
For an online printable order form, please visit here.

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