Reference numberMS/926/5/9/2
TitleCorrespondence and papers relating to the retrieval of the Apollo 16 lunar special samples, collected by Colin Pillinger
Date12 November 1974 - 9 June 2003
DescriptionSubjects of correspondence include photography of the samples, the opening of the samples, television coverage, and principle investigators wishing to analyse surface samples, as well as a copy of the log covering the period after Colin Pillinger has left Houston 16-19 December 1974, handwritten notes of examination of the samples, processing of contact soil sampling devices from the Office of the Curator, and multiple dated and annotated copies of the sample processing procedures.

Also from 9 June 2003 is a printout of an email with an attached photograph of Judy H Allton, member of Johnson Space Centre curatorial staff, who assisted with the Apollo 16 surface sampler. This is an outlier, all other records 12 November 1974 - 4 March 1975.

Michael B. Duke, NASA
Dr Colin Pillinger, Bristol University
William A. Parkan, NASA
M. Bowthorpe, Science Research Council
Dr Peter Eberhardt, University of Bern
Judy Mensing, NASA
Dr Elbert A. King Jr, University of Houston
John O. Annexstad, University of Houston
Dr Gustaf O. Arrhenius, University of California
Dr George W. Reed Jr, Argonne National Laboratory
J.M. Hayes, Indiana University
T. Kirsten, Max-Plank Institute
S.A. Durrani, University of Birmingham
Everett K Gibson, NASA
Extent1 folder containing 34 items
Physical description1 folder of loose papers
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA4367Pillinger; Colin Trevor (1943 - 2014)1943 - 2014
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