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Re: Re: starship-design: Planetary Landing

>>>Decontamination 'airlocks'?
>>Are you sure these can get rid of that last single celled organism? Are you
>>sure that a chemical shower, UV radiation and radioactive radiation can get
>>rid of all unwanted guests?
>on something simple you could be fairly sure, we've a lot of experience with
>such things.  On the other hand decoming something as complex as a shuttle
>(all those nooks and cranies) does worry me a lot.  Losses amoung ground
>could get high.

YOu wouldn't have to decontaminate the shuttles - let em stay dirty
Then make part of the ship dirty, and clean anything that goes inbetween
the clean and dirty areas.

Andrew West