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Petrographic Thin Section Program Eligibility Requirements

The Lunar and Meteorite Thin Section & Disk Program is open to institutions that meet the following criteria:

  • Institution is a post-secondary college or university offering an undergraduate or graduate program in a geosciences or related field and located in the USA.
  • Request is for use by students taking part in a geosciences curriculum. For other uses, see the Lunar and Meteorite Education Disk Program.
  • Request is made to NASA in writing on the institution's letterhead and is for a period no longer than 2 weeks. For long-term sample requests, see Long Term Display Program.
  • The borrower and the institution enter into a cooperative loan agreement and agree to the security provisions set forth in the agreement.
  • Institution has the necessary equipment available for use:
    • Standard petrographic microscope with reflected light capability