Psyche Inspired: Britney Hill

Institution: Arizona State University

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Psyche Inspired Class: 2021-2022

Reflections on Psyche Inspired

Reflections on Project 1: Ticket to Psyche

Ticket to Psyche

Britney Hill

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Genre/Medium: Digital Editing: Photoshop

About the work: Let’s go to Psyche!

NASA isn’t the only one going on a journey to a metal world—now you’ve got your own ticket to visit (16) Psyche! On this travel ticket sticker, you’ll find the mission origin: Launch Complex 39A at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, and its destination: the Psyche asteroid. The spacecraft housing the instruments, seen on the leftmost side of the ticket, will depart NEXT SUMMER and arrive in early 2026. Under the mission logo on the left, you’ll find a QR code that takes you to, so that you can learn more about the launch. Finally, on the right, you’ll find a bar code that takes you to to learn more about the NASA Discovery Program and how the mission came to life. Enjoy your trip to a metal world!

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Reflections on Project 2: Collage of Psyche

Collage of Psyche

Britney Hill

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Genre/Medium: Digital Art / Collage

About the work: The Famous Psyche!

Inspired by celebrity fan art, this digitally created poster tells the story of the Psyche mission through a magazine collage. On the right, we have the goddess of the soul (namesake of the Psyche asteroid) posed between digitally manipulated depictions of Mars and Jupiter — similar to the orbital position of the Psyche asteroid in real-life. We also see four circular rings that represent the different orbit distances the mission instruments will collect data from. On the top is a “magazine” snippet from the mission website ( explaining the significance of Psyche. Get your fan art ready, because the Psyche mission launch is set for the summer of 2022!

Reflections on Project 3: Psyche Engraved

Psyche Engraved

Britney Hill

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Genre/Medium: Wood, Laser Engraving

About the work: See the different symbols of Psyche while sipping your coffee or brewing your tea! In this set of three, you see Psyche: the asteroid, the goddess, and the mission. Each of these pieces were hand cut, sanded, laser engraved, and sealed with a clear coat. Engraved designs were manipulated in Adobe Photoshop (logo piece features the official Psyche mission logo and was not changed for this project)

Reflections on Project 4: Where Art Meets Science

Where Art Meets Science

Britney Hill

June 21, 2022

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Genre/Medium: Mixed Media: Oil Paint, Digital Art (Photoshop)

About the work: Where Art Meets Science: My inspiration for joining Psyche Inspired. Art and science are often seen as opposite fields, however, they often take inspiration from each other. The engineering behind the Psyche Mission can be seen as its own art piece, while famous artists often pulled from science to showcase astronomy and anatomy. This poster features two paintings: one of Psyche, The Goddess, in the style of Pablo Picasso and one of Psyche, The Asteroid, in the style of Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night.

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