Meet the scientists who are making big discoveries by studying some very tiny rocks. The women of NASA’s Mid-Atlantic Noble Gas Research Laboratory (MNGRL) are getting ready to analyze never-before-seen Moon samples. These samples, collected by Apollo astronauts and brought back to Earth, have been carefully preserved for half a century so they could be studied by future generations of scientists.
Sophie, a 13-year-old from Athens, Greece, shares how lunar exploration inspires her to become an astrophysicist.
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Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
Katie Atkinson (GSFC Interns): Narrator
Katie Atkinson (GSFC Interns): Producer
Haley Reed (ADNET): Producer
Micheala Sosby (NASA/GSFC): Producer
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET): Technical Support
Music by Lee Rosevere and Daniel Wytanis
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