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.
I was born with muscular dystrophy, a disease that gradually deteriorates my muscle in stages throughout my life. I thought that it would one day limit what I am able to do. This spurred an interest...
While instruments and components of the spacecraft are under development across the country, the Psyche Mission management team, led by Arizona State University, is working with universities...
Piloted at ASU last year, NASA Psyche mission’s “Psyche Inspired” program was expanded nationally this fall to include 15 interns from ASU and eight other institutions. The interns study...
Psyche Inspired was piloted at ASU during the 2017-2018 academic year. The artworks from the 2017-2018 Psyche Inspired interns, also known as Titanium Class, are displayed in a downloadable...
An Asteroid Named Psyche is a children’s song that follows the asteroid’s story. The purpose of the song was to be both educational and exciting for kids; Therefore, Ryan brought...
When I was a little girl, I liked to read a book full of illustrated Greek myths. There were stories of thrilling heroes and grotesque monsters, of epic quests and tragic failures. Origin stories,...
Where Are We Now?
A space mission typically has six phases, A-F. The Psyche Mission is currently in “Phase B,” which lasts until May 2019. In this phase, the mission is focused on preliminary design.
Get Involved with Psyche
Check out this stop-motion cinematic masterpiece! 🎥 @NASAPsyche Inspired intern & @UM_Stamps student, Sophie Hullinger created this animation of the Psyche orbiter 🛰using small pieces of folded aluminum! Check it out & learn more➡️ https://t.co/JMJQtRcfe5 #journeytoametalworld https://t.co/93XAPC4Sq422 Mar 2019