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Project Information


Extraterrestrial Sample Analysis Facilities


Project Scope:

To prepare for the analysis of diverse extraterrestrial samples in the coming decade, NASA requires information on the current capabilities of the planetary science community's analytical laboratory facilities, their future requirements, and any associated challenges. Therefore, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will assemble a committee to perform a study addressing the following questions:
    •    What laboratory analytical capabilities are required to support the NASA Planetary Science Division's (and partners') analysis and curation of existing and future extraterrestrial samples?
            o    Which of these capabilities currently exist, and where are they located (including international partner facilities)?
            o    What existing capabilities are not currently accessible that are/will be needed?
    •    Whether the current sample laboratory support infrastructure and NASA's investment strategy meets the analytical requirements in support of current and future decadal planetary missions.
    •    How can NASA ensure that the science community can stay abreast of evolving techniques and be at the forefront of extraterrestrial sample analysis?

Status: Current

PIN: DEPS-SSB-16-13

Project Duration (months): 18 month(s)

RSO: Sheffer, Abigail

Board(s)/Committee(s):

Space Studies Board DEPS

Topic(s):

Space and Aeronautics


Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 08/08/2017

Dr. Roberta L. Rudnick - (Chair)
ROBERTA L. RUDNICK, NAS, is a professor of geology at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) in the Department of Earth Science. Previously, Dr. Rudnick was on the faculty of the University of Maryland in the Department of Geology where she was a Distinguished University Professor, and at Harvard University in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. At UCSB, Dr. Rudnick uses geochemical and geophysical data to understand the origin and evolution of the continents, including the continental lithospheric mantle. Emphasis is placed on integration of data from a wide diversity of sources, including petrography, petrology, major and trace element geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, and geophysics in order to determine the bulk crust composition of the continental lithosphere, the processes that have influenced its composition through time, and why Earth has continents. She also uses the lithium isotope system as a tool for tracing fluid flow, continental weathering and crustal recycling. She is a recipient of the Dana Medal from the Mineralogical Society of America and the Bowen Award from the Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology division of the American Geophysical Union. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Academy of Sciences and is a foreign associate of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. She received her Ph.D. in geochemistry from the Australian National University. She has served on the Academies’ committee on Grand Research Questions in Earth Science.
Mr. James H. Crocker
JAMES H. CROCKER, NAE, is vice president and general manager, retired, of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. The focus of his career has been the design, construction, and management of very large, complex systems and instruments for astrophysics and space exploration both in the U.S. and internationally. These include space missions both human and robotic such as Apollo 17, Skylab, Orion; missions to Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, asteroids, the moon, comets, the Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer Space Telescope and the James Webb Space Telescope. In ground-based astronomy, he was program manager for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and head of the Program Office for the European VLT, an array of optically phased 8-meter telescope in the Atacama Desert in Chile. He serves on the board of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and as a past member of the Universities Space Research Association. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Mr. Crocker earned a M.S. in management from The Johns Hopkins University and a M.S. in engineering from University of Alabama in Huntsville. Mr. Crocker has not previously served on an Academies committee.
Dr. Vinayak P. Dravid
VINAYAK P. DRAVID is the Abraham Harris Chaired Professor and the founding director of the NUANCE Center at Northwestern University. The NUANCE Center is a major instrumentation and characterization facility. He also serves as the director of SHyNE (Soft- and Hybrid Nanotechnology Experimental) Resource - an NSF-NNCI center of excellence in facility infrastructure program. Dr. Dravid’s scholarly interests revolve around statics and dynamics of “microstructure”; at the intersection of materials science with physics, chemistry, biology and engineering. He is an expert on characterization and analysis of materials, structures and systems by diverse tools/techniques such as: radiation sources (electron, ion and light/photon microscopy/analysis), scanned probe microscopy (SPM) and correlative multimodal techniques. In the recent decade, he has expanded his characterization expertise to soft, hybrid (soft-hard), dynamic phenomena under external stimuli; and non-invasive characterization based on ultrasound holography, MRI contrast enhancement and related techniques. He is a recipient of several awards/honors; IBM and NSF young career awards, Burton medal of Microscopy Society of America (MSA), Coble and Fulrath Awards from the American Ceramic Society (ACerS). He is an elected fellow of numerous professional societies including: MSA (inauguration class), Materials Research Society (MRS), American Physical Society (APS), ACerS, AAAS, among others. Dr. Dravid is an honorary life-time member of MRS India (MRSI), and the Hsuen Lee Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Science. He earned his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Lehigh University.
Dr. John M. Eiler
JOHN M. EILER, NAS, is the Robert P. Sharp Professor of Geology and Geochemistry at the California Institute of Technology and director of the Caltech Microanalysis Center. His research interests include the isotope geochemistry of light elements (H, C, N, O and S), as applied to: the origin and evolution of igneous rocks; the origin and evolution of meteorites; planetary atmospheres; atmospheric and environmental chemistry; paleoclimate; and paleontology. He is a recipient of the James B. Macelwane Medal of the American Geophysical Union and the Day Medal of the Geological Society of America, and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He earned his Ph.D. in geology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Eiler has not previously served on an Academies’ committee.
Dr. Katherine H. Freeman
KATHERINE H. FREEMAN, NAS, is Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences at the Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests include marine sediment biogeochemistry, organic geochemistry, past climates and environments and their modern analogs, and new methods in molecular and stable-isotope analyses. She is currently co-editor of the Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the Geochemical Society, the Geological Society of America, the American Academy of Microbiology, and the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. She is a recipient of the Science Innovation Award from the European Association of Geochemistry and the Cozzarelli Prize from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Dr. Freeman earned her Ph.D. from Indiana University. She has served on the Academies’ Gulf Research Program Advisory Board, the Board on Earth Science and Resources, and the Committee on the Astrophysical Context of Life.
Dr. Abby Kavner
ABBY KAVNER is a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles in the Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences. Her research interests encompass the behavior of Earth and planetary materials under extreme physical and chemical conditions—especially at high pressures and temperatures--to better understand whole-planet thermal and chemical evolution. Dr. Kavner is chair of the Executive Committee of COMPRES, the Consortium for Materials Physics Research in the Earth Sciences. COMPRES is an NSF-funded consortium to help cultivate and support shared user facilities and infrastructure for mineral physics. She is a fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America and serves on the board of reviewing editors for Science magazine. Dr. Kavner earned her Ph.D. in geophysics from University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Kavner has not previously served with the Academies.
Dr. Timothy J. McCoy
TIMOTHY J. MCCOY is a supervisory research geologist at the Smithsonian Institution in the National Museum of Natural History. He also serves as Curator-in-Charge of the U.S. National Meteorite Collection. Dr. McCoy uses petrography of meteorites and experimental petrology to understand how asteroids differentiated in the early history of the Solar System. He has been extensively involved in spacecraft missions, including as a participating scientist on NEAR, MER, MESSENGER and Dawn at Vesta and as a co-investigator on OSIRIS-REx and Psyche. He is a recipient of the Nier Prize from the Meteoritical Society. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. He served as a member of the Academies’ Committee on Planetary and Lunar Exploration, the Planetary Science Decadal Survey: Primitive Bodies Panel and the Committee on New Opportunities in Solar System Exploration.
Dr. Clive R. Neal
CLIVE R. NEAL is a professor of planetary geology at the University of Notre Dame in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences. He was instrumental in developing the Lunar Exploration Roadmap at the request of the NASA Advisory Council during the Vision for Space Exploration Program. He has published over 100 papers in scientific journals and has been involved in many NASA and National Science Foundation review panels. Dr. Neal currently chairs the NASA’s Lunar Exploration Analysis Group. He previously chaired the NASA Senior Review of Planetary Science Missions, as well as the Mars 2020 Instrument Review Panel. Dr. Neal received the Michael J. Wargo Award for the Integration of Exploration and Planetary Science from NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI). He earned his Ph.D. in mantle petrology and geochemistry from the University of Leeds, UK.
Dr. Frank M. Richter
FRANK M. RICHTER, NAS, is the Sewell L. Avery Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus at the University of Chicago in the Department of the Geophysical Sciences. He has served in various positions at the University of Chicago, including professor and chair of the Department of the Geophysical Sciences. Dr. Richter’s research interest includes the determination of the degree of kinetic isotope fractionation associated with mass transport processes within a phase or between phases, as in the case of mass transfer from a condensed phase to a gas. Dr. Richter was a fellow and an Arthur L. Day Medal recipient at the Geological Society of America. He received the Norman L. Bowen Award from the American Geophysical Union, and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He earned his Ph.D. in geophysics from the University of Chicago. Dr. Richter has served on many Academies’ committees including the Committee to Review NASA's Solid Earth Science Strategy, the Board on International Scientific Organizations. He has also served as Section Liaison for NAS Section 15: Geology.
Dr. Hanika Rizo
HANIKA RIZO is assistant professor in geochemistry at Carleton University in the Department of Earth Sciences. Previously she served as professor of radiogenic isotope geochemistry at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. Prior to that, Dr. Rizo was a postdoctoral fellow at the Carnegie Institution for Science and the University of Maryland. At UQAM, Dr. Rizo leads the research of short-lived isotope systems, and studies that shed light on the structure and dynamics of the young Earth and other planetary bodies. The study of short-lived isotope systems is relatively recent and requires high levels of precision during isotope measurements on mass spectrometers. Her research interests include analytical developments that allow isotopic measurements with ultra-high precision, and the geologic events that affected Earth and other terrestrial planets during their earliest stages of development, such as the segregation of their cores and the crystallization of their magma oceans. She is the recipient of the Outstanding Young Scientist Award 2013 for her Ph.D., and of the Top 10 discoveries of the year 2016 of Quebec Science magazine. She served as a review panelist for the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program in 2013, and participated in the Smithsonian Science Education Academy for Teachers in 2013, section on Earth’s history and Global Change. She earned her Ph.D. in isotope geochemistry from the Université Blaise Pascal, France.
Dr. Kimberly T. Tait
KIMBERLY T. TAIT is the Teck Chair of Mineralogy at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) where she is also curator of Mineralogy. She is also associate professor at the University of Toronto. At ROM, Dr. Tait leads a group of students, postdocs and researchers in mineralogical research in planetary materials, and oversees the meteorite, mineral, gem and rock collections at the museum. Her research interests include how planets formed and evolved throughout time, and she focuses on mineralogy and geochemical techniques to describe these processes. She characterizes new meteorites, including detailed descriptions of groups of meteorites, to understand planetary formation processes using diffraction and spectroscopy methods. She is a collaborating scientist on the Canadian science team for OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter (OLA) on OSIRIS-REx. She was the recipient of the Mineralogical Association of Canada Young Mineralogist Award. She has served as a councilor on the Mineralogical Association of Canada and the Mineralogical Society of America. She earned her Ph.D. in geosciences from the University of Arizona

Events


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Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Rizo
Rudnick
Tait
Kavner
Dravid

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Report to sponsor

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

N/A

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
July 23, 2018

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Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Rudnick
Tait
McCoy
Neal
Dravid
Cody

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Report to sponsor

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

N/A

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
July 16, 2018

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Is it a Closed Session Event?
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Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Kim Tait
Tim McCoy
Roberta Rudnick
Abby Kavner
George Cody
Vinayak Dravid
Hanika Rizo
Clive Neal

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Report Content

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

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Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
July 16, 2018


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Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Kim Tait
Hanika Rizo
Vinayak Dravid
Jim Crocker
Clive Neal
Abby Kavner
Roberta Rudnick
George Cody

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Report content

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
July 02, 2018


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Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Crocker
Tait
Rudnick
Kavner
Eiler
Cody
Dravid

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Report to sponsor

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

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Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 25, 2018


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Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Rudnick
Rizo
Neal
McCoy
Eiler
Tait
Cody
Kavner

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Report draft

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 11, 2018


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Is it a Closed Session Event?
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Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Rudnick
Tait
McCoy
Neal
Eiler
Dravid
Kavner
Rizo
Crocker

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Report draft

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 11, 2018


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Teleconference meeting
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Contact Name:  Abigail Sheffer
Contact Email:  asheffer@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-3863

Agenda
This meeting is via teleconference only.
Agenda last updated 5-08-18

May 9, 8:00 PM ET to 9:00 PM ET

Briefings about Hayabusa, Hayabusa2, MMX, and JAXA curation facilities for returned samples.

Professor Masanao Abe, JAXA
Professor Hisayoshi Yurimoto, Hokkaido University
Professor Shogo Tachibana, University of Tokyo


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Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Roberta Rudnick
Hanika Rizo
Abby Kavner
John Eiler
Clive Neal
Kimberly Tait
James Crocker

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

The committee discussed their draft report.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
April 26, 2018


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
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Agenda
Open and Closed sessions subject to change. Last update 3/29/18

April 03

9 am-10:20 am Closed committee-only session

OPEN SESSION


10:30 a.m. RELAB
Ralph Milliken, Brown University (via Zoom)

11:15 a.m. Experiences from a Stardust Laboratory
Andrew Westphal, UC Berkeley (via Zoom)

12:00 p.m. Working lunch

1:00 p.m. NASA Goddard Astrobiology Analytical Lab and Working with Challenging
Materials
Jason Dworkin, NASA Goddard

1:45 p.m. Challenges Facing Curation of Samples for Organic and Life Detection Studies
Andrew Steele, Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington

2:30 p.m. Discussion of Astromaterials Science and Exploration Science (ARES) Facility Strategy Lisa Pace, NASA JSC (via Zoom)

3:30 p.m. Break

COMMITTEE WILL GO INTO CLOSED SESSION FOLLOWING THE BREAK

April 04

8:30 am-5:30 pm Closed committee-only session


April 05

9 am - 1 pm Closed committee-only session
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Roberta Rudnick
James Crocker
Vinayak Dravid
John Eiler
Abby Kavner
Timothy McCoy
Clive Neal
Hanika Rizo
Kimberly Tait

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

The committee discussed their draft report.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
April 26, 2018


Location:

Teleconference meeting
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Contact Name:  Abigail Sheffer
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Contact Phone:  2023343863

Agenda
This teleconference meeting is closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Roberta Rudnick
James Crocker
Abby Kavner
John Eiler
Hanika Rizo
Timothy McCoy
Frank Richter

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

The committee discussed their draft report and upcoming meeting.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
February 12, 2018


Location:

Lunar and Planetary Institute
3600 Bay Area Boulevard
Houston, TX 77058
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Contact Name:  Abigail Sheffer
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Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3863

Agenda
Draft agenda: OPEN and CLOSED sessions subject to change
Updated January 18, 2018

22 JANUARY, 2018

CLOSED SESSION
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Committee-only discussion
10:00 AM Break

OPEN SESSION
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10:30 AM Panel Discussion: The Curation and Analysis of Challenging Materials, Part I
                  Murthy Gudipati, NASA JPL
                  Christopher Herd, University of Alberta, via Zoom
                  Perry Gerakines, NASA Goddard, via Zoom
                  Philip Rumford, Texas A&M

12:30 PM Working lunch available

01:30 PM Panel Discussion: Laboratory Management and Viability, Part I
                  Jason Dworkin, NASA Goddard
                  Noriko Kita, University of Wisconsin, via Zoom
                  Rhonda Stroud, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

03:00 PM Break

03:30 PM Panel Discussion, Laboratory Management and Viability, Part II
                  Edward Young, University of California, Los Angeles
                  Alan Brandon, University of Houston
                  Rita Parai, University of Washington, St. Louis
                  Steve Sutton, University of Chicago, via Zoom

05:00 PM General Discussion
                  Committee & Guests

05:30 PM Meeting moves to alternate location for working dinner

08:00 PM Meeting adjourns for the day

23 JANUARY, 2018

OPEN SESSION
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Meeting ID: 322 546 995

Working breakfast available in the meeting room

08:30 AM Meeting convenes with general discussion
                  Committee & Guests

09:00 AM Panel Discussion: Technological Development & Innovation in Techniques
                  Andrew Davis, University of Chicago
                  Rich Walker, University of Maryland, via Zoom
                  Edward Young, University of California Los Angeles
                  Kevin McKeegan, University of California, Los Angeles, via Zoom
                  Rhonda Stroud, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

11:00 AM CAESAR
                  Steve Squyres
                  Cornell University
                  Working lunch available during talk

12:20 PM Depart to Johnson Space Center

1:00 PM Committee Tour of Johnson Space Center Curation & Analysis Facilities

Meeting adjourns for the day following tours.

24 JANUARY, 2018

OPEN SESSION
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Meeting ID: 410 677 112

Working breakfast available in the meeting room.

09:00 AM Panel Discussion: The Curation and Analysis of Challenging Materials, Part II
                  Michael Zolensky, NASA JSC
                  Conel Alexander, Carnegie Institution, via Zoom
                  John Rummel, SETI Institute, via Zoom
                  Dionysis Foustoukos, Carnegie Institution
                  Matt Schrenk, Michigan State University
                  Jan Amend, University of Southern California, via Zoom

10:30 AM Break

CLOSED SESSION

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

3:00 PM Meeting adjourns


NOTES

Note to Observers: This meeting is being held to gather information to help the committee conduct its activities. The committee will examine the information and material obtained during open sessions in an effort to inform its work. Although opinions may be stated and lively discussion may ensue, no conclusions are being drawn at this time. Therefore, observers who draw conclusions about the committee’s work based on discussions during this meeting will be doing so prematurely. Furthermore, individual committee members often engage in discussion and questioning for the specific purpose of probing an issue and sharpening an argument. The comments of any given committee member may not necessarily reflect the position he or she may actually hold on the subject under discussion, to say nothing of that person’s future position as it may evolve in the course of the committee’s activities.

Note to Presenters: If your presentation contains unpublished data, ITAR controlled and/or other sensitive information, please be aware that the open sessions at the meeting will be webcast and presentation materials given to the committee may be posted on a publicly accessible website. Please edit your presentations accordingly.

Working Dinner: All meeting participants can attend. The Academies will only pay for members of the committee and guest speakers. Unfortunately, the Academies cannot pay for civil servants. The cost of the dinner is $50.00. Checks, payable to the National Academy of Sciences, are preferred.

Johnson Space Center tour - members of the public may attend the tour of the curation and analysis facility as observers of the committee, subject to availability and NASA regulations. Contact Abigail Sheffer at asheffer@nas.edu no later than Monday, January 22, at 12pm CT, for more details.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes



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Contact Phone:  202-334-3863

Agenda
Agenda Updated November 17

Monday, November 20, 2017
Beckman Center Board Room
100 Academy Way Irvine, CA 92617

OPEN SESSION
Remote access
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Dial In: 1-866-668-0721
Telecon Conference Code: 410 356 8429


7:30 a.m. Room Opens (Working breakfast available in the dining hall)

8:15 a.m. Meeting Convenes and Opening Remarks
Roberta Rudnick, Chair

8:30 a.m. CAPTEM
Kevin McKeegan, University of California, Los Angeles

9:30 a.m. Mars Sample Return Architecture
Michael Meyer, NASA via WebEx

10:15 a.m. General Discussion
Committee and Guests

11:00 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. Comet Surface Sample Return concept
Scott Sandford
NASA Ames, via WebEx

12:00 p.m. Working lunch available in the dining hall

1:00 p.m. OSIRIS-REx
Dante Lauretta via WebEx
University of Arizona, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

2:00 p.m. Review of the Restructured Research and Analysis Programs
of NASA's Planetary Science Division
Steven Mackwell, USRA, via WebEx

2:30 p.m. Johnson Space Center
David Draper and Ryan Zeigler, via WebEx
Johnson Space Center

3:15 p.m. Break

3:45 p.m. Smithsonian Institution
Tim McCoy
Smithsonian Institution

4:30 p.m. General Discussion

5:30 p.m. Adjourn for the Day

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

OPEN SESSION

Remote Access
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Meeting Password: sciencesample
Dial In: 1-866-668-0721
Telecon Conference Code: 410 356 8429

7:00 a.m. Room Opens (Working breakfast available in the dining hall)

8:00 a.m. Follow up discussion and questions with Jim Green, NASA

8:30 a.m. EURO-CARES
Sara Russell, Natural History Museum, London, via WebEx

9:00 a.m. NSF Geosciences Instrumentation and Facilities Program
David Lambert, NSF Geosciences, via WebEx

9:30 a.m. MoonRise Sample Curation and Analysis
Chip Shearer, University of New Mexico

10:00 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. General Discussion

12:00 p.m. Lunch


The remainder of the meeting is in closed session.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Roberta Rudnick
James Crocker
Vinayak Dravid
John Eiler (via teleconference)
Abby Kavner
Timothy McCoy (via teleconference)
Clive Neal
Frank Richter
Hanika Rizo
Kimberly Tait

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

The committee discussed their draft report and plans for their next meeting.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
February 12, 2018


Location:

Teleconference meeting
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Abigail Sheffer
Contact Email:  asheffer@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-3863

Agenda
Discussion with Dr. Jim Green, NASA Planetary Science

11:00-12:00 am ET

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Conference code: 915 707 6778

Is it a Closed Session Event?
No



Location:

Teleconference meeting
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Abigail Sheffer
Contact Email:  asheffer@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-3863

Agenda
This teleconference meeting is closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Roberta Rudnick
Vinayak Dravid
James Crocker
Timothy McCoy
Abby Kavner
Frank Richter
Clive Neal
Hanika Rizo


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

The committee members discussed preparation for their first meeting.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
September 20, 2017

Publications

  • Publications having no URL can be seen at the Public Access Records Office
Publications

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