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Title: Mars Exploration 2016-2032: Rationale and Principles for a Strategic Program
Primary Author: Douglas Stetson
Secondary Author(s): Jim Bell, Lou Friedman
Institution: The Planetary Society (consultant)
Date: May 29, 2009
Summary: The Mars Exploration Program, one of the most visible and dynamic elements of NASA space science, is at a crossroads. To ensure a robust future it must embrace the related goals of life and sample return, and must begin to bridge the historical gap between robotic and human exploration.
Panel Selection: Mars: Not Phobos and Deimos.
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