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Re: Re: starship-design: Planetary Landing

In a message dated 6/7/98 8:03:29 AM, Shealiak@XS4ALL.nl wrote:

>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.

Docontamination 'airlocks'?