Planetary Protection

Small Sample Handling Workshop

By Keith Cowing
Status Report
March 24, 2024
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Small Sample Handling Workshop
OSIRIS-REx astromaterials processors, from left, Rachel Funk, Julia Plummer, and Jannatul Ferdous prepare to lift the top plate of the Touch-and-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism (TAGSAM) head and pour the final portion of asteroid rocks and dust into sample trays below. Credit: NASA/Robert Markowitz

The Lunar and Planetary Institute is accepting applications for a Small Sample Handling Workshop. This training event is scheduled for June 4-6, 2024, in Tempe, Arizona, at Arizona State University.

The application deadline is March 29, 2024. Participants will receive hands-on training in manipulation and micromanipulation of comparable small samples.

To learn more and apply, visit:

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