On September 19, 2019, NASA Johnson Space Center and Goddard Space
Flight Center partnered with the Boston Red Sox to host 4,111 students
and teachers at historic Fenway Park. Schools from across New England
participated, including students from underserved areas and several
Massachusetts Teacher of the Year award recipients.
On November 5, NASA scientists opened an untouched rock
and soil sample from the Moon returned to Earth on Apollo 17, marking
the first time in more than 40 years a pristine sample of rock and
regolith from the Apollo era has been opened. The ANGSA team led by
UNM's Charles "Chip" Shearer, fourth from right, is leveraging advanced
technologies to study Apollo samples using new tools that were not
available when the samples were originally returned to Earth.