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Title: Future Mars Landing Site Selection Activities
Primary Author: John Grant
Secondary Author(s): Matt Golombek, Alfred McEwen, Scott Murchie, Frank Seelos, John Mustard, David Des Marais, Ken Tanaka, Gian Ori, Nicolas Mangold, Kate Fishbaugh, Steve Ruff, Dawn Sumner, Brad Jolliff, Ralph Harvey
Institution: Smithsonian Institution
Summary: A process for identifying candidate landing sites for future missions should be started and accompanied by creation of funding to support landing site characterization activities. NASA should provide resources to existing missions to enable these activities and consider including instruments for sit
Panel Selection: Mars: Not Phobos and Deimos.
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