For the first time ever, we are
exploring a world made not of rock or ice,
but of metal.
Mission to a
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.
No printer? No problem! Follow these easy instructions to draw and decorate your own scale model of the Psyche spacecraft.
A song written from the perspective of the Psyche spacecraft exploring the vast nothingness of the universe and the meanings behind the universe that humans create through space exploration....
I’m Drew Ryan Jones, a member of the mission design and navigation (MDNAV) team tasked with charting and navigating a course to the asteroid (16) Psyche. A general description of the Psyche...
Now just a year and a half from launch, the mission to explore a metal-rich asteroid will soon begin assembling and testing the spacecraft.
An Arizona State University capstone team has designed and launched a new interactive NASA Psyche mission smartphone app to engage with the public.
Stay up-to-date on the Psyche mission from your phone with this student-built mobile app! Learn about our mission to a metal world through facts, images, trivia games and more.
Where Are We Now?
A space mission typically has six phases, A-F. The Psyche mission is currently in “Phase D,” which lasts until September 2022. In this phase, the mission is focused on instrument and spacecraft assembly and testing and launch.