The US National Space Council has developed a strategy to protect the Earth from space threats.
According to the document, the list of threats to the Earth includes infection with “alien organisms.” They primarily mean potentially dangerous viruses and bacteria that are not known to science, which can get to the planet due to space exploration.
Also, the authors of the project propose to assume the existence of extraterrestrial life. The speakers developed a plan to counteract the hypothetical “contamination” of the Earth. They noted the need for the development of the private sector in the US space program for flights to other planets, primarily to Mars.