The goal of Laboratory Analysis of Returned Samples (LARS ROSES Program Element C.16) is to maximize the science derived from planetary sample-return missions. Activities supported by LARS fall into two categories: (1) development of laboratory instrumentation and/or advanced techniques required for the analysis of returned samples; (2) direct analysis of samples already returned to Earth. Proposals may fall into either category or contain tasks that do both.
ROSES-2020 Amendment 14 delays the due dates for LARS. Step-1 proposals are now due May 15, 2020, and Step-2 proposals are now due July 14, 2020.
On or about April 9, 2020, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement "Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2020" (NNH20ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at http://solicitation.nasaprs.com/ROSES2020.