A pathway leads to the Psyche asteroid in a collision with another asteroid body. The collision is bright, illuminating other asteroids around Psyche. Gaseous clouds surround the collision. Two scientists in lab coats stand at the beginning of the pathway, gazing towards this spectacle of a collision.

Psyche Inspired Showcase – Nickel Class

During the 2020-2021 academic year, 15 talented undergraduate artists from across the nation created a series of works inspired by the NASA Psyche mission.

Below, explore works by each artist and hear from them in their own words by visiting their dedicated pages, or experience the art through the 3D virtual gallery.


Welcome from Dr. Sarah Noble, Psyche Program Scientist, NASA Headquarters


Learn More About Psyche Inspired

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. ASU undergraduate Kaxandra Nessi is the student manager of Psyche Inspired. The application for new interns is open now! (Not an undergraduate? You can still contribute creatively through #PsycheSpaceCRAFTY!)

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