Reference numberMS/926/5/8/1
TitlePapers relating to Apollo 16 lunar sample collection and distribution, collected by Colin Pillinger
Date16 April 1972 - 2 April 1975
DescriptionCorrespondence and papers on the collection, processing, allocation and analysis of Apollo 16 lunar samples, including a lunar samples allocation plan. Correspondence from NASA to the Principle Investigators contains detailed information about drill stem sample 60002, and a revised lunar core catalogue including location, stratigraphy, lunar operations and handling procedures. Cutting and chipping of lunar rock 61016 includes labelled drawings. Publications from NASA include an article from the NASA public affairs office, 'Apollo 16: A voyage to the Moon's volcanic highlands' written in advance of the mission, and a NASA press release from the day of mission launch on the role Apollo 16 will play in the study of cosmic rays. Amongst handwritten notes is a three page list of soil samples which gives stations, any special comments and the sample bag number, as well as a two-page list that includes special soil samples. A single sheet of four photos of samples have the following numbers: S-72-37216, S-72-36955, S-72-37155, S-72-37356. The following sample numbers have ''Eglinton" written beside them, along with the station they were collected from and a bag number; 60501, 68501, 63500, 64421, 66040, 66081. Underneath these are written the numbers 63320 and 63340. In a letter to Michael Duke of NASA, Geoffrey Eglinton requests specific soil samples from the mission that would be significant for understanding lunar carbon chemistry, particularly samples that relate to surface exposure and the solar wind.

Michael B. Duke, NASA
Dr Geoffrey Eglinton, Bristol University
Ann B. Normand, NASA
S.D. Adlakha, Science Research Council
Dr Colin Trevor Pillinger, Bristol University
John H. Scoon, Cambridge University
R. I. Logan, Science Research Council
Dr Heinrich Schnoes, c/o Geoffrey Eglinton (no institution given)
Extent1 folder, 32 items
Physical description1 folder of loose papers
DimensionsPhotographs 127.5mmx100mm
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA5073Eglinton; Geoffrey (1927 - 2016)1927 - 2016
NA4367Pillinger; Colin Trevor (1943 - 2014)1943 - 2014
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