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Re: starship-design: Planetary Landing

Hi Christoph,

>I think possible contamination is another good reason for not landing 
>the mothership on an (Earth-like) planet.

If contamination is an issue, then I wonder how you could avoid it by
having shuttles. The shuttles would land in the dirt and take some of it
with it back to the starship. The researchers too would take some dust with
them, even when they carried spacesuits.


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