Friday, September 12, 2008


Extraterrestrial Exposure Law

The Extra-Terrestrial Exposure Law (14 C.F.R. §1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations) was the popular name for a United States administrative regulation promulgated in 1969 to prevent the spread of biological contamination from space. Implemented before the Apollo 11 mission, it provided the legal authority for a quarantine period for the returning astronauts. The regulation included a definition of exposure as "the state of condition of any person, property, animal or other form of life or matter whatever, who or which has touched directly or come within the atmospheric envelope or any other celestial body or touched directly or been in close proximity (or exposed indirectly to) any person, property, animal or other form of life or matter who or which has been extraterrestrially exposed by virtue of paragraph (b)(1) of this section." This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Extra-Terrestrial Exposure Law". This entry is a fragment of a larger work. Link may die if entry is finally removed or merged.

Pretty neat. Hope it was never truly needed
e.t ...wear gloves!
Interesting, as always.
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