Another sort of easy Pinball achievement to get...
In order to unlock the achievement, do the following:
You need to hit the left ramp twice to start collecting the samples. The first shot, just hit the left ramp with the holographic shuttle over it. After this, a ship will land. Then hit the same left ramp again and the samples start to appear. You know you have done it correctly if a claw comes out and starts placing samples (bright red spots). You only have a short amount of time to hit the samples to collect them so aim carefully. Each time you get a sample, the claw puts the sample away and places another. You have to get 5 samples to unlock the achievement.
Don't despair if you do not get 5 in one ball; You can lose you ball and your progress will carry over to your next ball. However, when you start again you will need to hit the left ramp twice again to restart collecting.
Good luck and happy achievement hunting.
PS: Ultra5000 has correctly noted that you need to do this with one ball as your progress does not carry over. I thank him for his feedback and gentle nudges to update my solution