Student docents from ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration are standing by to give school tours (view a list of our current student docents). And keep an eye on upcoming events.
A couple of years in the making, this model of the Psyche Asteroid incorporates both the best shape model for the body that has been created using radar from Arecibo Observatory (Shepard+ 2017) and details of the surface, including faults and craters, based on the best existing physical and chemical models.
The Psyche spacecraft model was created by Anne Norenberg, a student at Arizona State University studying digital culture (design). She is one of the Psyche Mission’s “Psyche Inspired” interns. This is her first project for “Psyche Inspired.” Anne created this model using AutoDesk Fusion 360 and constructed the model in three parts, which can be assembled to create the body of the spacecraft and the two solar panels.
You can also make a paper model, created by Viren Patel from SSL, with printed or video instructions below:
Download the parts list and watch how to make your own LEGO model of the Psyche spacecraft:
Make and read a one-page ‘zine’ about Psyche, created by Megan Bromley of Psyche Inspired. Print out your zine and watch a video about how to fold it into a mini book:
Psyche Zine Printout (PDF)
Psyche Inspired participants wrote and illustrated a coloring book about the Psyche mission from the perspective of the spacecraft.
Download and print a copy to color (PDF: Regular – 3MB / Large – 39MB)
View this TED-Ed video about the Psyche mission and check out the full lesson on the TED-Ed website.