[meteorite-list] Ownership of Apollo samples

From: capricorn89 <capricorn89_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:47:09 2004
Message-ID: <000701c16840$d1352040$df36b2d1_at_earthlink.net>

The lunar samples (education discs) are indeed available for education and
research. The loan requirements are very specific and all samples must be
returned within a specified time and accounted for without exception. NASA
offers a short course for educators on their use. At the conclusion, you
receive a certificate and are entitled to obtain an educators disc on loan.
These are available for both intermediate and high school once use is
substantiated. This is a fine program and one of NASA's education
objectives. I attended such a program but have always been somewhat
reluctant to actually request a sample, due to the tight security and their
value. If I had one of the discs, I don't think I would sleep until it was
returned safely.

Ron Hartman

----- Original Message -----
From: Charlie <moonrock25_at_webtv.net>
To: SAMUEL E KIMPTON <bessel_at_europa.com>
Cc: <meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2001 2:02 AM
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Ownership of Apollo samples

> Dear Sam, Ron, Fred, and list members
> Walter Branch must surely be correct in stating the 96 g eBay sample
> cannot be lunar due to the cost of such a fragment to NASA. And Steve
> pointed out such reproduction samples were common in te 70's.
> Nevertheless, NASA does make lunar samples available under strict
> guidelines. If you go to the following page and click on "requesting
> lunar samples", you can see the "educator discs" made available to
> qualified teachers:
> http://curator.jsc.nasa.gov/lunar/lunar.htm
> Best wishes,
> Charlie
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