Apollo Sample News
Ryan Zeigler, Apollo Curator
Volume 5 No. 1 • March 2023
The biggest change in the Apollo labs since the last newsletter was the departure of Deputy Apollo Sample Curator Juliane Gross, who after 3.5 years of exemplary service with us, has gone back to Rutgers to resume her role as Associate Professor there. Everyone in the lab (and the curation office) would like to thank Juliane for her amazing work over the past few years. Without her help, the ANGSA (Apollo Next Generation Sample Analysis) project would not have been fully successful, and she greatly improved all aspects of curation with which she was involved.
We are pleased to announce the preliminary catalog for the 73001 and 73002 double drive tube samples that formed the core (pun intended) of the ANGSA project work over the past few years. These samples are available for request at the next sample request deadline (details listed below). The cold samples that were involved in the ANGSA project are not yet available for request, as the new cold sample processing facilities for Apollo samples are still under construction. We will announce the cold sample availability after the new facilities come online in the next 12-18 months.
We are pleased to announce that the next Apollo Sample request deadline is Friday May 5th at 5 PM Houston time. Please see the Curation website here, here, and here for more details on the deadline and the submission process. For PIs looking for more information about the samples as they prepare their requests, I highly recommend the Lunar Sample Compendium and the Apollo Sample and Photo Database. All Apollo sample requests should be emailed directly to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.