Volume 20, number 4
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(Planetary Society members only)
4 Contamination From Mars: No Threat: Robert Zubrin expresses his views on planetary protection when it comes to protecting Mars and Earth.
6 What Might Have Been: The Mars Polar Lander and Mars Climate Orbiter Losses: Andre Bormanis provides a summary of the reports from expert panels on what went wrong and how to fix it.
10 Mars Global Surveyor: Performing Daily, 687 Days a Year: Jennifer Vaughn reminds us about this mission, still dutifully collecting data in orbit of the Red Planet.
18 Human Exploration of Space: Fact and Fantasy: Charlene Anderson gives a brief preview of a new NPR special coming out this summer.
3 Members' Dialogue SETI; tracking NEOs.
17 World Watch Private spaceflight projects.
20 Q&A Could Europa's ocean be too salty to support life?
22 Society News LEGO donates Red Rover, Red Rover Systems.