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For the first time ever, we are
exploring a world made not of rock or ice, but of metal.

Journey to a
Metal World

Deep within the terrestrial planets, including Earth, scientists infer the presence of metallic cores, but these lie unreachably far below the planets’ rocky mantles and crusts. The asteroid Psyche offers a unique window into these building blocks of planet formation and the opportunity to investigate a previously unexplored type of world.


About Psyche Mission

Where Are We Now?

A space mission typically has six phases, A-F. The Psyche mission is currently in “Phase E.” This phase of the mission encompasses cruise (including a Mars gravity assist), arrival at the asteroid, and orbiting the asteroid. Check the current location of the spacecraft.


Experience the Timeline

Get Involved with Psyche

There are many ways to get involved with NASA and space exploration! NASA’s Psyche mission is developing opportunities for engaging university students and the community in the science, engineering, innovation, and communication of the mission.


Get Involved