Reference numberMS/926/5/7/11
TitleCorrespondence and papers relating to Apollo 15 European lunar sample consortia for samples 15601, 15435, 15015, and Apollo 16 60016, collected by Colin Pillinger
Date15 June 1974 - 16 May 1979
DescriptionCorrespondence and administrative records relating to the work of European consortia studying Apollo 15 samples, also with records relating to the consortium for sample 60016 collected during Apollo 16. Administrative records include completed sample history information forms and documented transfers of samples between consortium members. The records cross the period in which Colin Pillinger moved from the University of Bristol to Cambridge University, and Colin refers to this directly in an undated letter to Peter [Signer]. Includes handwritten notes for a meeting held in Zurich regarding 15601, and the processing plan sent by NASA for sample 15435, analysis results on sample 15601 by Dr Alan Stephenson, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, a copy of the paper 'Noble gases as sensors for regolith evolution,' by P. Signer, H. Baur, H. Ducati, U. Frick, H. Funk of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and 'On the origin of helium, neon and argon isotopes in sieved mineral separates from an Apollo 15 soil,' by P. Signer, H. Baur, H. Ducati, U. Frick, H. Funk and D. Phinney

Professor Geoffrey Eglinton, University of Bristol
Dr Colin Trevor Pillinger, University of Bristol, Cambridge University
John H. Scoon, Cambridge University
Professor Dr Ludolf Schultz, Max Planck Institut fur Chemie
Dr Peter Signer, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Dr Audouin Dollfus, Paris Observatory
Michael B. Duke, NASA
Dr Alan Stephenson, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Dr R.B. Laughon, NASA
Extent1 folder containing 62 items
Physical description1 folder of loose papers
Access statusOpen
Related materialAvailable PDFs of papers:
'Noble gases as sensors for regolith evolution' available at
'On the origin of helium, neon, and argon isotopes in sieved mineral separates from an Apollo 15 soil' available at:
25 January 2019
Fellows associated with this archive
NA4367Pillinger; Colin Trevor (1943 - 2014)1943 - 2014
NA5073Eglinton; Geoffrey (1927 - 2016)1927 - 2016
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