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Lunar Soil Simulant as used by NASA


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NASA’s exploration plans for the Moon and Mars created a need for materials science and technology research. Part of the research required the use of Lunar and Mars soil simulants for materials experiments, prototype testing, dust mitigation of transport equipment, advanced life support systems and in situ resource processing. JSC-1A standard lunar mare regolith simulant is the 1mm and smaller particle size simulant that is most commonly used by NASA. It has been produced to support NASA’s future exploration of the lunar surface. JSC-1A was mined from a basaltic volcanic ash and engineered to achieve the desired grain size and distribution to match that of the most common lunar regolith soil.

Vial of soil simulant on info card (approx 0.5g in vial)

Vial is glued onto a colour Postcard sized card with info about soil simulants and comes in a clear cellophane protective envelope.

Ideal as a present, an ‘Out of this world’ gift or stocking filler.