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AST, PLANETARY SCIENTIST
Samuel Lawrence is a planetary scientist within the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Division at the Johnson Space Center. Before coming to Johnson, Lawrence spent eight years at Arizona State University, first as a post-doctoral researcher than as a member of the research faculty where he worked on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter project as a member of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera Team. Today, Lawrence's work at Johnson consists of drawing from a wide range of remote sensing and lunar sample data to understand lunar surface properties, lunar volcanic processes and the resource potential of the Moon. Integrating remote sensing and planetary samples to identify safe landing sites and useful resources is absolutely critical to enabling safe, affordable journeys to the Moon, Mars and asteroids.