Panel on Extraterrestrial Life

Panel on Extraterrestrial Life was a committee established in 1958 by the Space Science Board to recommend approaches to the study of extraterrestrial life and, in particular, issues related to the problem of contamination. It consisted of two, geographically distinct panels, EASTEX and WESTEX. For about two years, it ran in parallel with Panel 2 on Extraterrestrial Life but then took over the activities of the latter.