June 22, 2022 / NASA
Psyche Mission Update
NASA’s Psyche mission team continues to assess ongoing issues with the spacecraft’s flight software. The team is evaluating its ability to meet a schedule to launch in 2022 – the current...
May 2, 2022 / Scott Bordow
A space mission that welcomes students onboard
Over 4,000 students and lifelong learners from across the nation have taken part in ASU’s Psyche Student Collaborations. Read the story
August 10, 2020 / Bill Hart
When does Mass = Power?
Some thoughts on margins This probably shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, but one of my favorite movies is ‘The Martian’. I am a big fan of sci-fi-thrillers, especially if they are...
January 17, 2020 / Tim McCoy
Journey of a Lifetime
I started working on meteorites more than three decades ago and quickly fell in love with iron meteorites. These were samples of the great inaccessible layer of any planet or asteroid that ever...
November 20, 2019 / Steven Dibb
Meteorites: Pieces of the cosmos delivered to our doorstep
What rocks from space teach us about our solar system and ourselves When I was 15 years old, I saw the Perseid meteor shower for the first time. Having grown up in urban, light-polluted Los Angeles,...
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...
April 18, 2019 / Karin Valentine
ASU-led NASA Psyche Mission to offer free online courses to learn about space exploration
The NASA Psyche Mission is a journey to a unique metal world called Psyche, an asteroid orbiting the sun between Mars and Jupiter. The mission is currently in development and the spacecraft will...
March 26, 2019 / Steve Scott
Psyche Spacecraft Sails through NASA Design Review
After completing an extensive NASA design review, humanity is one-step closer to exploring an all-metal world called 16 Psyche. As previously announced, Maxar’s Space Solutions team is working...
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 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...