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Mars: January 2014


The following statement has been issued by NASA: "This is an ongoing legal matter and we are limited in what we can discuss about the filing."

While astronauts might dream of discovering unknown life one day in their future career, ESA's Planetary Protection Officer oversees activities that achieve it on a regular basis.

Humans cannot hope to survive life on Mars without plenty of protection from the surface radiation, freezing night temperatures and dust storms on the red planet.