Perserving Samples and Their Scientific Integrity – Insights into MSR from the Astromaterials Acquisition and Curation Office at NASA Johnson Space Center

Abstract: The Astromaterials Acquisition and Curation Office at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC), in Houston, TX (henceforth Curation Office) manages the curation of all past, present, and future extraterrestrial samples returned by NASA missions and shared collections from international partners, preserving their integrity for future scientific study while providing the samples to the international community in a fair and unbiased way. The Curation Office also curates flight and non-flight reference ma…

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