Astromaterials Curation

Skip to content | Skip to navigation

Site Actions

Site Sections

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.

Moon rock and soil sample during collection

Lunar Sample Request Deadline Updated

The next sample request deadline is February 19, 2016.

Read More...

Scientist working with sample in Curation lab

Meteorite Sample Request Deadline Updated

The next sample request deadline is March 4, 2016.

Read More...

Cosmic Dust Grain

Cosmic Dust Sample Catalogs Added

January 2016 - All the Cosmic Dust catalogs since 1982 have been scanned and added to the site.

Read More...

Scientist working with sample in Curation lab

Curation Sample Request Deadlines

See sample request deadlines for all collections.

Read More...