EURO-CARES (European Curation of Astromaterials Returned from Exploration of Space) is a three year, multinational project, funded under the European Commission's Horizon2020 research programme. Our multidisciplinary team of experts from academia and industry are developing a roadmap for a European Sample Curation Facility (ESCF), designed to curate precious samples returned from Solar System exploration missions to asteroids, Mars, the Moon, and comets.

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Martian Meteorite "Tissint" - NHM Vienna - ©Kurt Kracher
Ludovic Ferrière inside the Lunar Sample Laboratory Facility - NASA JSC - ©Ludovic Ferrière
Aerogel tiles that were flown on the Comet Wild 2 Stardust Laboratory - NASA JSC - ©Ludovic Ferrière
Inside the long-term Moon rock vault - NASA JSC - ©Ludovic Ferrière
Ludovic Ferrière inside the Stardust Laboratory - NASA JSC - ©Ludovic Ferrière
Sample container with Moon rock samples on display - NASA JSC - ©Ludovic Ferrière

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