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.
Do you know what the engineering process is and how it is used? Watch this video to learn how scientists and engineers tackle real world problems and come up with new innovative solutions.
Looking for a fun holiday craft? Check out our Gingerbread Spacecraft! This activity is designed to engage younger minds in to the mission and get them excited about visiting a new metal world!...
Watch this video to learn about the engineering process and see how it is implemented in real life with the NASA Psyche Mission!
While the spacecraft and instruments of the NASA Psyche Mission are being designed and built in preparation for launch to the Psyche asteroid in 2022, the mission management team at Arizona...
Psyche Inspired was piloted at ASU during the 2017-2018 academic year. Psyche Inspired was expanded nationally during the 2018-2019 academic year. The works from the 2018-2019 Psyche Inspired...
I started working on meteorites more than three decades ago and quickly fell in love with iron meteorites. These were samples of the great inaccessible layer of any planet or asteroid that ever...
Where Are We Now?
A space mission typically has six phases, A-F. The Psyche Mission is currently in “Phase C,” which lasts until January 2021. In this phase, the mission is focused on final design and subsystem fabrication, assembly, and testing.
Get Involved with Psyche
Are you in the Phoenix area?! 🌞🌴 Join us @ASU’s annual campus-wide Open Door event TODAY! Come find our @NASAPsyche table at the ISTB-4 building on the Tempe campus for out-of-this-world fun! ✨ Check out this pic of @SparkySunDevil repping Psyche! 🚀 @TheSunDevils https://t.co/3s076dFWGe22 Feb 2020