April 4, 2022 / Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Shake and Bake: NASA’s Psyche Is Tested in Spacelike Conditions
To prepare for its launch in August, the Psyche spacecraft was tested to ensure it can operate in the extreme conditions it will face on its trip to a metal-rich asteroid. Read article
December 20, 2021 / Jet Propulsion Laboratory
How NASA’s Psyche Mission Will Explore an Unexplored World
Launching in August 2022 and arriving at the asteroid in 2026, NASA’s Psyche spacecraft will orbit a world we can barely pinpoint from Earth and have never visited. Read article
November 12, 2019 / NASA
On a Mission: The Prospects of Heavy Metal
Listen to Season 2, Episode 6 of NASA’s “On a Mission” podcast about “The Prospects of Heavy Metal.” Listen to the podcast
September 5, 2019 / Simone Marchi
Simulating asteroid collisions and making craters
High-velocity impact experiments in support of the Psyche mission At the time of the Psyche mission selection, NASA officials asked us, “Is the science team ready to interpret the geology of...
February 25, 2019 / Brenton Chase
My Journey to Psyche
I was born with muscular dystrophy, a disease that gradually deteriorates my muscle in stages throughout my life. I thought that it would one day limit what I am able to do. This spurred an interest...
November 5, 2018 / CJ Shafer
Psyche’s Narratives: A Student Intern’s Literary View of the Psyche Mission
When I was a little girl, I liked to read a book full of illustrated Greek myths. There were stories of thrilling heroes and grotesque monsters, of epic quests and tragic failures. Origin stories,...
July 11, 2018 / Lindy Elkins-Tanton
Planning to measure an unknown asteroid
Instrument robustness when you don’t know what you’re going to see We’ve got a leading hypothesis about the asteroid (16) Psyche: it is the metal core of a tiny planet that had its rocky...
January 3, 2018 / Lindy Elkins-Tanton
Happy Birthday Psyche: Year 1
We were selected for flight January 4, 2017…what have we been doing this year?