NASA Astrobiology Roadmap 2008

By David John Des Marais1, Joseph A. Nuth III, Louis J. Allamandola, Alan P. Boss, Jack D. Farmer2, Tori M. Hoehler, Bruce M. Jakosky, Victoria Meadows3, Andrew Pohorille, Bruce Runnegar, Alfred M. Spormann

1. NASA Ames Research Center 2. Arizona State University, School of Earth and Space Exploration 3. University of Washington and NASA Astrobiology Institute

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The NASA Astrobiology Roadmap provides guidance for research and technology development across the NASA enterprises that encompass the space, Earth, and biological sciences. The current version of the NASA Astrobiology Roadmap was developed in 2008 and was published in the journal Astrobiology.

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David J. Des Marais (Co-Lead), Joseph A. Nuth III (Co-Lead), Louis J. Allamandola, Alan P. Boss, Jack D. Farmer, Tori M. Hoehler, Bruce M. Jakosky, Victoria S. Meadows, Andrew Pohorille, Bruce Runnegar, and Alfred M. Spormann. 2008. The NASA Astrobiology Roadmap. Astrobiology 8(4), 715-730.

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  • David John Des Marais; Joseph A. Nuth III; Louis J. Allamandola; Alan P. Boss; Jack D. Farmer; Tori M. Hoehler; Bruce M. Jakosky; Victoria Meadows; Andrew Pohorille; Bruce Runnegar; Alfred M. Spormann (2013), "NASA Astrobiology Roadmap 2008,"