Astromaterials Curation

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The Astromaterials Acquisition and Curation Office is responsible for the curation of extraterrestrial samples from NASA's past and future sample return missions. Our mission includes the documentation, preservation, preparation, and distribution of samples from the Moon, asteroids, comets, the solar wind, and the planet Mars.

GMoon rock and soil sample during collection

Lunar Sample Request Deadline Updated

The next sample request deadline is September 2, 2016

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Scientist working with sample in Curation lab

Curation Sample Request Deadlines

See sample request deadlines for all collections.

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