NASA/JSC has completed the cleanroom for Hayabusa2
The Astromaterial Curation Division at NASA Johnson Space Center(NASA/JSC), Houston, Texas, is the location anticipating the transfer of this sample. NASA/JSC will receive 10% of the total mass of sample returned by the Hayabusa2 spacecraft in December 2021. The Hayabusa2 cleanroom was designed to protect the samples from organic contamination and to prevent alteration by thermal excursions and interaction with water. The Ryugu sample at NASA will be processed in a specially designed globebox, and stored in an inert environment with minimal exposure to contamination by particles and outgassing materials.