NASA has selected teams from across the country to study untouched moon samples. This is innovation now. Now bringing you stories behind the ideas that shave our future nine teams of scientists will continue the legacy of the Apollo missions by studying in pieces of the moon that have been carefully stored and untouched for nearly fifty years these samples specially curated at NASA's Johnson Space Center since they were brought to Earth are an investment in the future. One of the samples is still encased in the drive tube that was pounded into into the lunar regular with during Apollo Seventeen. The core not only preserves the rocks but also allow scientists in the lab to study the rock layers players exactly as they existed on the moon. Other samples were frozen upon their return. None of the samples have ever been exposed to Earth's atmosphere atmosphere by studying these samples for the first time with today's more advanced and sophisticated technology. A new generation of scientists will advance our understanding of our lunar neighbor helping NASA prepare for our return to the moon for innovation now. I'm Jennifer pulley. Innovation now is produced by the National Institute of Aerospace Through Collaboration with NASA and is distributed by W H R V.