Pristine Samples to be Examined by ANGSA
Unopened CSVC/drive tube
Soil collected in double drive tube 809 g/430 g
SESC soil contents opened in an organic clean room in a helium cabinet. Twenty one subsamples of 15012 and 16 subsamples of 15013 were stored in He.
Frozen samples include subsamples of A17 drill core, subsamples of permanently shadowed soils 72320/76240, soil 70180 and rock 71036.
Special Types of Sample Containers Used During Apollo
- GASC: Gas analysis sampling container, 70cc worked, found solar wind gases and degassing gases.
- CSVC: Core Sample Vacuum Container
- SESC: Special Environment Sample Container 300cc.
- LESC: Lunar Environment Sample Container, A-12 270 gram sample collected only one time, same as SESC.
- CSSD: Contact Soil Sampler Device. poor sample collection, recently studied.
- MSSC: magnetic shield sample container not use on A-14, little info on the device. Worry about contamination of inner surfaces on container samples.
Special Environmental Sample Container
Collecting Pristine Samples During Apollo 17 Activities
Taurus Littrow Valley Image from LRO.
73001-73002 collected during the Apollo 17 mission to the Taurus Littrow Valley
73001-73002 is located on the light mantle deposit at station 3 approximately 50 meters east of the rim of Lara Crater.
70001 Deep drill core collected adjacent to Challenger LM between Camelot and the Central Cluster Craters.
Gases derived from the Lee-Lincoln Scarp
Landslide Deposit at Station 3
73001 (bottom) and 73002 (top) are core from double drive tube. Neither sample has been examined.
73001 is the bottom segment of the drive tube. Inserted into CSVC and sealed
73001 = 809 grams, depth 70.6 +5 cm, 73002 = 430 grams, depth of 35.7+5 cm.
Estimated temperature of collection 250°K.
Collecting Pristine Samples During Apollo 17 Activities Deep Drill Core
Apollo 17 drill core collection