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.
Lunar Sample Collection
Lunar Sample Request Deadline Updated
The next sample request deadline is August 21, 2015. Read More...
Hayabusa Sample Collection
Hayabusa Sample Availability Updated
The list of available Hayabusa samples has been updated in June 2015. Read More...
Curation Sample Request Deadlines
See sample request deadlines for all collections. Read More...