This image shows two glowing arcs flowing from a crowd into the Psyche spacecraft.

Psyche Inspired

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May 26 – June 15, 2020

What is the NASA Psyche Mission?

Joyce Tsui

March 25, 2020

Major: Art studies

Genre/Medium: digital art

About the work: Several people working on the Psyche Mission expressed their desire for a way to educate the public about what the mission is about and why it is important. Thus, this informational comic explains what the NASA Psyche Mission is in a light-hearted manner. While the colorful illustrations paired with the text makes it more intriguing for the viewer, the jokes and colloquial language are intended to be informal. Ultimately, I illustrated the context and the key elements of exploring a metal-rich world.

Psyche Inspired Overview

Psyche Inspired is a program that brings undergraduate students from any discipline or major together to share the excitement, innovation, and scientific and engineering content of NASA’s Psyche mission with the public in new ways through artistic and creative works. These works are posted in the gallery above and highlighted on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. View the full resolution images in the image gallery. ASU undergraduate Kaxandra Nessi is the student manager of Psyche Inspired. Brooke Owen was the former student manager from 2017-2019. This year’s Psyche Inspired cohort is known as the Cobalt Class.

Read a feature about Psyche Inspired in Eos.

Psyche Inspired was piloted at ASU during the 2017-2018 academic year. The works from the 2017-2018 Psyche Inspired cohort (known as the Titanium Class) are collected in a downloadable book that tells the story of Psyche through musical scores, sculptures, painting, 3-D models, photography, acrylic art, needlepoint, stop-motion films, and mixed media.

Psyche Inspired was expanded nationally during the 2018-2019 academic year. The works from the 2018-2019 Psyche Inspired cohort (known as the Iron Class) are also available in a downloadable book.

Take a look at our map that shows how the Psyche Inspired program has grown over the years!

Current Student Collaborations Participants

View a list of the students, faculty, staff, and mentors currently involved in Psyche Student Collaborations.

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Student Collaborations Participants