WAVE Minicourse: 'Rocks from Space'. Tutorial at Johnson Space Center

WAVE Minicourse: 'Rocks from Space'. Tutorial at Johnson Space Center.

Our WAVE mini-course on meteorites travelled to Johnson Space Center on January 31, 2003 to the Curatorial Office, Bldg. 31. There, we learned about how JSC takes care of the Apollo lunar samples and also the meteorites that are collected every year in Antarctica. Our hosts were Dr. Kevin Righter, Andrea Mosie, and Cecelia Satterwhite. Special thanks for behind-the-scenes work to Suzanne Summers. These digital photos were taken by Andrea Mosie.

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After badging, we gathered in the conference room of Bldg. 31. There we saw pieces of several meteorites, including the Martian meteorite EETA79001 (in the glass case).
 

Dr. Kevin Righter is in charge of curating the Antarctic meteorites at Johnson Space Center.
     
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Dr. Righter passes a piece of a chondrite meteorite around. EETA79001 sits in its glass cage.
 
The Martian EETA79001 and some of its admirers.
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The first group at the Lunar Sample viewing area.
 
The first group at the Lunar Sample viewing area.
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The second group at the Lunar Sample viewing area..
 
The second group at the Lunar Sample viewing area.
By Allan Treiman, LPI.
Updated 03/04/03.
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