Frozen Apollo 17 samples finally analysed after 50 years

Sample transport and storage lessons will inform upcoming Artemis missions.

closeup of a frozen apollo 17 sample being handled with tweezers inside a glove box, the sample resembles a dull grey piece of porous rock
A frozen Apollo 17 sample being processed inside a nitrogen-purged glove box at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The sample is one of many being studied as part of the ANGSA program. Credit: NASA/Robert Markowitz.