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...
July 26, 2018 / David Oh
“How Building Psyche is like Making a Movie…”
What are Psyche’s Systems Engineers doing now? I’m David Oh, and this is my second time writing for the Psyche Blog. As Psyche’s Project Systems Engineer, I lead a team responsible for...
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...
June 6, 2018 / Bill Hart
Some Thoughts on Requirements
There is one question that I get routinely, from both those inside and outside the engineering industry: “What exactly does a systems engineer do?”
April 19, 2018 / Lindy Elkins-Tanton
Adventures in AcronymLand
In honor of Psyche mission’s PMSR, our first big review, I post here all the year’s tweets on NASA acronyms.
March 5, 2018 / Dan Goebel
What does a Chief Engineer do on NASA’s Psyche Mission… and how did I get this gig?
People have asked me what a Chief Engineer does. Here’s what I think they do (I hope the Psyche management team agrees), and also how I got to be one.
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?
October 23, 2017 / Lindy Elkins-Tanton
Is it Football or is it Rocket Science?
One August morning this year I got an email saying, “Did you hear President Crow challenged the football team to perform as well as Psyche team?” What?
October 12, 2017 / Tess Calvert
Project Management — Start with the Basics
I’ve been a part of projects where, when things went sideways, we would calm everyone by saying “It’s going to be fine! It’s not rocket science!” This time, IT IS ROCKET SCIENCE!
October 4, 2017 / David Oh
Creating Psyche: Innovation as Team Sport
I have been working with Lindy for over four years as system architect for the Psyche mission concept. The idea for the Psyche mission appealed to me from the very beginning.
September 18, 2017 / Craig Hardgrove
Team Building: Big and Small
True to form, the day of selection for LunaH-Map was unlike most planetary missions that have come before.