The goal of the Laboratory Analysis of Returned Samples (LARS) Program is to maximize the scientific return from the samples provided by missions such as Genesis, Stardust, and Hayabusa through development of laboratory instrumentation and advanced analytical techniques required for the complete analyses of the samples they return.
Proposals solicited under this program include those that:
- seek to develop new analytical instrumentation or combinations of analytical instruments, or new components of analytical instruments, leading to significant improvements in the precision, resolution, or sensitivity of measurements compared to the existing state of the art.
- development of new analytical techniques for existing instrumentation that will push the limits of current technology.
- seek to develop analytical capabilities for future sample -return missions.
LARS is now a program with No Due Dates (NoDD). For more information about NoDD in PSD, visit: https://science.nasa.gov/researchers/NoDD
Click here for information on the Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES)-2022 call.
- NNH21ZDA001N-LARS 2021 Selected Abstracts (updated January 7, 2022)
- NNH20ZDA001N-LARS 2020 Selected Abstracts
- NNH19ZDA001N-LARS 2019 Selected Abstracts
- NNH18ZDA001N-LARS 2018 Selected Abstracts
- NNH17ZDA001N-LARS 2017 Selected Abstracts
- NNH16ZDA001N-LARS 2016 Selected Abstracts
- NNH15ZDA001N-LARS 2015 Selected Abstracts
- NNH14ZDA001N-LARS 2014 Selected Abstracts
- NNH13ZDA001N-LARS 2013 Selected Abstracts
- NNH12ZDA001N-LARS 2012 Selected Abstracts
- NNH11ZDA001N-LARS 2011 Selected Abstracts
- NNH10ZDA001N-LARS 2010 Selected Abstracts
- NNH09ZDA001N-LARS 2009 Selected Abstracts
Selected LARS Proposals