Hands-on Training: Handling and Manipulation of Small Extraterrestrial Samples is a two-day training session that will be held at NASA Johnson Space Center (lab training) and the Lunar and Planetary Institute (classroom training) in Houston, Texas on October 16–17, 2018.
Many current and future extraterrestrial sample collections do and will consist of small particles (less than 100 micrometers across), and these can be challenging to work with. Such samples include Earth-collected cosmic dust, returned comet and interstellar samples from Stardust, and returned asteroid samples from the Hayabusa and OSIRIS-REx missions. In this training, the attendees will receive hands-on training in manipulation and micromanipulation of comparable small samples and will learn from the experts at the Astromaterials Acquisition and Curation and Astromaterials Research Offices of the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Division at Johnson Space Center (JSC).
Application Deadline: Monday, July 30, 2018
For more information, visit: https://www.lpi.usra.edu/LPI-JSC-JWG/third-training-session/index.cfm