Sample Return Missions

Applying technology unique to Manchester to analyse samples of the solar wind, comets and interstellar grains and the Moon returned by robotic and manned missions.

Apollo and Luna

Samples returned from the Moon’s surface by the NASA Apollo manned missions and Soviet Union’s robotic Luna missions.

Genesis

Samples of the solar wind returned by NASA’s Genesis mission.

Hayabusa

Samples of an asteroid returned by JAXA’s Hayabusa mission.

Stardust

Samples of a comet returned by NASA’s Stardust mission.

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