Real-life Men in Black: NASA protects Earth from space contamination

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    As French astronaut Thomas Pesquet prepares to embark on his second mission aboard the ISS, we look at what experiments he’ll be conducting in space. We also speak to NASA’s Deputy Planetary Protection Officer, Elaine Seasly, about the risk of contaminating other planets and of bringing back potentially harmful biological material from space missions. 

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