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Itokawa and the Dawn of Asteroidal Sample Return Workshop

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The LPI’s upcoming Itokawa and the Dawn of Asteroidal Sample Return workshop will highlight and focus on Itokawa samples, the Hayabusa mission, asteroid-meteorite connections, and other past, present, and future asteroidal sample return missions through a combination of invited and contributed presentations, panel discussions, and LPI lab tours.

The LPI’s Expanding NASA’s Community of Planetary Sample Scientists (ENComPSS) program is supporting this workshop at the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI). Although the emphasis of the workshop will be on in-person participation, opportunities for virtual participation will be available.

Workshop Topics

  • Hayabusa mission
  • Itokawa samples
  • Ordinary chondrites
  • Other asteroidal sample return missions
  • Asteroid-meteorite connections
  • Meteor tracking and rapid meteorite recovery

Indication of Interest

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