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Psyche spacecraft breaking through a brick wall, opening to a vast and colorful universe.

Psyche Inspired Showcase

the 2nd annual NASA Psyche Inspired Showcase took place on April 4, 2019!

Watch a video of the event

About Psyche Inspired

This exhibit features works created by the 2018-2019 NASA Psyche Inspired participants, known as the Iron Class. 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.

Sneak peek of the artworks

Scroll down for a sample of works from this year’s Psyche Inspired interns. Click on the interns’ names below to view all their works.

ARtifacts: A Behind-the-Scenes App

Creating art is a process. Often it starts with a sketch, a few notes, or some trial runs. Get a behind-the-scenes look at this process for each intern with ARtifacts, a new app being developed by five ASU undergraduates working on a Psyche capstone project.

    • Download the beta version of the app for Android
      This QR code will take you to the ARtifacts Android app.

    • Once you have the app (be patient while it loads), hover over each card next to the artworks to view related content in augmented reality!
    • Have feedback for the student developers? Please use our contact form.
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Psyche spacecraft breaking through a brick wall, opening to a vast and colorful universe.

Breaking Barriers

Chloe Carriere

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Spirit

Brenton Chase

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Psyche Smash

Ben Conway

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An embroidered portrait of Dr. Lindy Elkins-Tanton is centered on a watercolored image of Psyche.

Dr. Lindy Elkins-Tanton

Olivia Ferrel

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An asteroid is in the middle of 4 oval outlines and an orbiter shape is on the outermost oval.

Psyche Designs 1, 2, 3

Sophia Hullinger

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The background of the painting is black with various sized small whites dots to emulate stars. In the center of the painting is a light blue woman with course curly dark blue that flows to her waist. The woman wears a black and purple crown with a white asteroid in the middle and the words Psykhe written across in black lettering identifying her as the goddess. She wears a green flowing dress with purple off-the shoulder sleeves and a purple waist cinch. Her dress is ancient Grecian styled and she wears a big gold necklace paired with green and blue earrings with curved black designs and lines. A small bracelet adorns her hand with a "c" attached to it hinting the goddess myth in which she was Cupid's lover. She has black and gold wings jutting out of her back with black designs in the gold parts of the wing. On the left wing the word soul is spelled as Psykhe is goddess of the soul and "Ni" is seen as the asteroid contains nickel components. On the right wing a small sketch of the psyche spacecraft can be seen as well as roman numerals that equate to 16 as the psyche asteroid is the 16th asteroid to be discovered.

Psykhe: The Goddess and Asteroid

Rachel McNeil

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An embroidered rounded triangle, purple with a golden outline. Inside is a rainbow trail leading upwards towards a small image of the orbiter, two crosses with a square in the middle. The orbiter is surrounded by two circles. On either side of the circles are P S Y and C H E in white.

Psyche Patch

Miguel Montañez

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Approaching 16 Psyche

Ryan Powell

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Psyche Stacking Dolls

Jessika Raisor

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Psyche Crosswords

Addison Rizer

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black and white photos of a tree overlaid with scientific data in white text.

 

Photosynthesis

Dagan Sassarini

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A portrait of a woman with long, dark hair is displayed, adorned by a Greek-style gold leaf headband and a gold choker with the Psyche Mission logo as the pendant. She has blue, pupil-less eyes, with ombre eyebrows and halo-style eye makeup. Floating right above her head is the Psyche Mission's spacecraft, which is surrounded by a blue glow that matches her eye color. The spacecraft appears to melt as it is floating and is meant to add a dynamic touch to the still portrait. The background is simply color gradients that I found to be an appealing addition to the portrait.

Goddess Psyche

Carissa Tinoco

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Interview with Psyche: Part 1

Anna Vanderberg

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Journey to Psyche

Stacy Woodruff

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This piece features Psyche against a black wooden background. The shape of Psyche is composed of many tiny nails, with string wrapped around them. In this jumbled string, the two biggest craters stand out. They keep their signature circular shape. The asteroid has tints of orange and yellow at the bottom of it and on top, signifying metal. On top of the asteroid, also in string and nails, is the word PSYCHE in all caps and grey.

Psyche String Theory

Angela Wroblewski