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.
Genesis Sample Request Form
The new sample allocation request form has been added to the website in April 2015. Read More...
Lunar Sample Collection
Lunar Sample and Photo Catalog Updated
The Lunar Sample Database was updated in March 2015, and now includes Luna mission samples. Read More...
Hayabusa Sample Collection
Hayabusa Sample Availability Updated
The list of available Hayabusa samples has been updated in March 2015. Read More...
Cosmic Dust Sample Collection
Cosmic Dust Sample Availability Updated
The lists of available Cosmic Dust samples and clusters have been updated in March 2015. Read More...
Curation Sample Request Deadlines
See sample request deadlines for all collections. Read More...