LPI/JSC Joint Working Group
The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) was formed so that scientists from around the world could interact with NASA in the performance of space science. In the early days of the space program, the LPI provided access to the lunar science and samples from the Apollo missions.
The joint JSC/LPI working group, consisting of Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) and LPI senior staff, seeks ways to work together in the advancement of space science. The working group meets monthly to provide oversight of joint ARES-LPI activities, especially those that promote community access to the unique extraterrestrial sample collections.