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Title: Lunar and Martian Lava Tube Exploration as Part of an Overall Scientific Survey
Primary Author: Andrew Daga
Secondary Author(s): Carlton Allen, James Burke, Ian Crawford, Richard Leveille, Steven Simon, Lin Tze Tan
Institution: Andrew Daga & Associates LLC
Summary: This paper discusses the opportunity to search for and exploit lava tubes on the surfaces of the Moon and Mars as a means of enabling ambitious planetary science missions. [FINAL VERSION]
Panel Selection: Inner Planets: Mercury, Venus, and the Moon.
Mars: Not Phobos and Deimos.
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