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NASA, NASA Goddard Scientists Begin Studying 50-year-old Frozen Apollo 17 Samples (May 3, 2022)

NASA, NASA Studies ‘New’ 50-Year-Old Lunar Sample to Prep for Return to Moon (March 4, 2022)

The European Space Agency, Opening A 50-year-old Christmas present from the Moon (December 16, 2021)

NASA, Our Favorite Holiday Gift? A Box of Apollo Moon Soil (December 23, 2019)

CBS News, "We're touching history": NASA opens untouched Apollo moon rock sample sealed for more than 40 years (November 7, 2019)

CNN, NASA just opened an untouched Moon rock sample (November 7, 2019)

Fox News Channel, NASA opens Moon rock samples sealed for more than 40 years (November 7, 2019), NASA Opens Untouched Apollo Moon Rock Sample for First Time in 40 Years (November 7, 2019)  

CNET, NASA Just Cracked Open a Pristine Apollo Moon Rock Sample (November 6, 2019)

NASA, NASA Opens Previously Unopened Apollo Sample Ahead of Artemis Missions (November 6, 2019)

University of New Mexico, NASA opens sealed Apollo sample ahead of Artemis missions (November 6, 2019)

Science News for Students, Welcome to moon rock central (September 5, 2019)

The Atlantic, The Secrets of Moondust (July 24, 2019)

Citizen Truth, NASA Is Opening Its Secret Lunar Rock Vaults (July 19, 2019)

Amherst Bulletin, Mount Holyoke prof leads local team studying lunar stones on eve of moon landing’s 50th anniversary (July 18, 2019)

Daily Hampshire Gazette, Rare rocks: Mount Holyoke astronomy professor part of local team that will study lunar rocks on eve of moon landing’s 50th anniversary (July 12, 2019)

WUWM 89.7 FM, Moon Rocks Still Awe, And Scientists Hope To Get Their Hands On More (July 9, 2019)

MPR News, NASA opening moon rock samples sealed since Apollo missions (July 3, 2019)

ABC (Australia), NASA to allow 21st-century analysis of moon rocks collected during Apollo missions (July 2, 2019)

New York Daily News, NASA to study 50-year-old moon samples sealed since Apollo missions (July 2, 2019)

9 News (Australia), Moon rock samples to be opened for first time in 50 years (June 27, 2019)

CBC (Canada), NASA opening lunar rock samples sealed since Apollo missions (June 27, 2019)

The Journal Gazette, NASA opening moon rock vault (June 27, 2019)

Press Trust India, Moon Rocks from Apollo Missions will be Opened on 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 (June 27, 2019)

Texarkana Gazette, Space Rocks: NASA opening moon rock samples sealed since Apollo missions almost 50 years ago (June 27, 2019)

E&T, Nasa opens Moon rock collection for scientific study (June 26, 2019)

Fox News, NASA to open Moon rock samples sealed for 50 years (June 26, 2019)

Metro News (United Kingdom), Nasa set to unlock mysterious lunar dust samples collected during Apollo moon missions (June 26, 2019)

NBC Dallas-Fort Worth, NASA to Open Moon Rock Samples Sealed Since Apollo Missions (June 26, 2019)

News18, NASA to Open Moon Rock Samples Sealed After Apollo Missions 50 Years Ago (June 26, 2019)

Yahoo! News, NASA is opening up Apollo moon rock samples untouched for nearly 50 years (June 26, 2019)

NBC News, Apollo moon rocks may unlock more secrets about our solar system (June 21, 2019)

The Daily Galaxy, Pristine Apollo Samples –“Secrets that Scientists are Only Beginning to Uncover” (June 19, 2019), Ion beams and atom smashers: secrets of moon rocks (June 19, 2019)

University of Arizona, Ion Beams and Atom Smashers: Secrets of Moon Rocks (June 19, 2019)

The Weather Channel (India), What Secrets Do NASA’s 50-Year Old Moon Rocks Hide? (May 21, 2019)

Laboratory Equipment, Apollo Containers with Lunar Vacuum Samples Opened (April 3, 2019)

University of Hawai’i News, NASA chooses UH researchers to study untouched Moon samples (April 3, 2019)

The Daily Wildcat, Incoming UA professor to study previously unopened moon samples (April 1, 2019)

San Francisco Chronicle, NASA’s lassoing of moon’s potential for future use starts with a trove of rocks (March 21, 2019)

University of Arizona, UA Planetary Scientist Wins Bid to Study Moon Samples (March 18, 2019)

Press Trust of India, NASA to study Untouched Moon Samples from Apollo Missions for First Time (March 14, 2019)

Science Alert, NASA Is About to Open a Priceless Cache of Untouched Moon Rocks For The First Time (March 14, 2019)

The Daily Californian, UC Berkeley researchers team up with NASA to analyze Apollo mission moon samples (March 13, 2019)

The New York Times, Sealed Cache of Moon Rocks to Be Opened by NASA (March 13, 2019)

Slash Gear, NASA chooses teams that will study decades-old moon samples (March 13, 2019)

SYFY Wire, NASA Unearthing the Secrets of Untouched Moon Samples (March 13, 2019)

USA Today, Apollo moon samples have gone untouched for 50 years. Now, NASA plans to study them (March 13, 2019)

The Week (India), NASA to study untouched Moon rocks brought almost 50 years ago (March 13, 2019)

Astronomy Now, NASA selects nine teams to study unopened Apollo moon samples (March 12, 2019)

CBS Philly, Untouched Moon Samples From Apollo Missions To Be Studied For First Time (March 12, 2019)

Discover Magazine, 50 Years Later, NASA Just Handed Scientists Untouched Apollo Moon Rocks (March 12, 2019)

Express (United Kingdom), NASA announcement: Agency to open untouched Apollo moon samples to help conquer space (March 12, 2019), 50 Years on, Untouched Moon Samples Set for Study (March 12, 2019)

Gizmodo, 50 Years Later, Precious Moon Samples Will Finally Be Opened (March 12, 2019)

New York Daily News, Moon samples from Apollo missions, untouched for decades, to be studied for first time (March 12, 2019)

RT, NASA to open untouched moon samples for 1st time since Apollo missions (March 12, 2019)

The Tribune (India), NASA to study Moon samples from Apollo missions (March 12, 2019), NASA busts out untouched moon rocks for study (March 11, 2019), Untouched Moon Samples From Apollo Missions Will Be Studied for First Time (March 11, 2019), UA Planetary Scientist wins bid to study moon samples (March 11, 2019)

NASA, NASA Goddard Teams to Study Unopened Apollo Samples (March 11, 2019), NASA Selects Nine Teams To Study Moon Samples Untouched For Nearly 50 Years (March 11, 2019)

Tucson Weekly, UA Planetary Scientist to Study Unopened Moon Samples (March 11, 2019)

The University of New Mexico, NASA selects teams to study untouched moon samples (March 11, 2019)