The methods for analysing meteorite samples had been developed by Heinrich Wänke (Fig. 6.1) and his coworkers in the 1960s, in part I suspect, in the hope of receiving samples from the Apollo missions by demonstrating analytical competence. The Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry in Mainz sent 12 proposals to NASA, seven of which were accepted. In addition to chemical analytics, there were also proposals to study rare gases (Hintenberger) and cosmic ray produced nuclei (Begemann). Two months after the return of Apollo 11 Hans Voshage (a scientist working with Heinrich Hintenberger) travelled to Houston and picked up 105.9 grams...

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