Request Samples

Mary K Luckey
NASA Johnson Space Center
Mail Code: KT
Houston, TX 77058
E-mail: Jsc-curation-education-disks@mail.nasa.gov

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Amy Zimmerman
Phone: (321) 867-2959
E-mail: amy.f.zimmerman@nasa.gov

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Lunar and Meteorite Samples
 
Lunar rock Lunar and Meteorite Sample Request Process

Requests for lunar/meteorite samples are now managed by NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Educators from Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will now need to request samples from Johnson. Requests for disks must be made at least six weeks prior to use through the contact info on the left. NASA will pay shipping in both directions.

Basic Requirements for Using the Lunar and Meteorite Disks

The disks must be secured, while not in use, in a safe or vault-type safe or cabinet with a bar and combination lock. The disks must be under constant surveillance of a certified user while in use. Certified disk users must initiate the request to borrow the disks by e-mailing or sending a letter to the contact on the left. The educator will receive a response from the Johnson Space Center Curatorial Office, Lunar and Meteorite Sample Education Disk Program via e-mail that requests contact information on an electronic form. The e-mail response also will outline the steps the educator needs to follow to borrow the samples, such as filling out the loan agreement and security form, as well as getting the institutional lead to co-sign the loan agreement.