Profs. Chris Dreyer and Angel Abbud-Madrid are part of a project recently funded by NASA called SAMPLR (Sample Acquisition, Morphology Filtering, and Probing of Lunar Regolith) to develop lunar sample acquisition technology.  Using Maxar Technologies robotic arm attached to a commercial lunar lander through NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services, the experiment to be developed at the Center for Space Resources will determine the geotechnical properties of lunar regolith on the surface of the Moon.