August 22, 2023
Video Series Reveals What Drives NASA’s Psyche Mission Team
These short videos offer glimpses of the people who’ve helped make this upcoming journey to a metal-rich asteroid possible
What motivates someone to labor for years to help build something that will be rocketed into space, never to be seen again on our planet? For the scientists, engineers, and technicians behind NASA’s Psyche mission to a metal-rich asteroid, the answers are wide-ranging but share a common thread: a passion to explore the unknown.
That inspiration is highlighted in the new “Behind the Spacecraft” video series, in which five members of the Psyche team tell the story of how they ended up on a mission designed to answer questions about the mysterious asteroid Psyche.
Produced by NASA 360, the videos will be released weekly on Tuesdays starting Aug. 22. JPL will host a livestream with Julie Li at 1 p.m. EDT (10 a.m. PDT) Sept. 13 and one with Luis Dominguez at 1 p.m. EDT (10 a.m. PDT) Sept. 20 on JPL YouTube, Facebook, and X. Questions can be submitted via the livestream chats.
Also, Psyche experts will answer questions about the mission in a NASA Science Live show airing at 3:30 p.m. EDT (12:30 p.m. PDT) Wednesday, Aug. 23. The broadcast will appear on NASA YouTube, Facebook, and X, as well as on NASA TV. Viewers can submit questions on social media using the hashtag #askNASA or by leaving a comment in the chat section of the Facebook or YouTube stream.