September 25, 2023 / NASA
NASA’s Psyche Moves Toward Liftoff
Now that fueling and testing are complete, NASA’s Psyche spacecraft is ready to meet its ride – a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket. Launch is now targeting 10:34 a.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 5 from...
September 7, 2023 / NASA
NASA’s Psyche Mission on Track for Liftoff Next Month
Bound for a metal-rich asteroid of the same name, the Psyche mission is targeting Oct. 5 to launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The spacecraft’s solar arrays are folded...
September 6, 2023 / Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Psyche Press Kit
NASA’s Psyche mission is the first to a metal-rich asteroid, which is also named Psyche. The agency is targeting a launch period that opens Oct. 5, 2023. The mission will ride to space on a...
August 30, 2023 / NASA
Play Bingo While Watching the Psyche Spacecraft Launch!
In October 2023, NASA will launch the Psyche mission, a journey to a unique metal-rich asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter. What makes the asteroid Psyche unique is that it may...
August 21, 2023 / NASA
New Video Series Reveals What Drives NASA’s Psyche Mission Team
These short videos offer glimpses of the people who’ve helped make this upcoming journey to a metal-rich asteroid possible What motivates someone to labor for years to help build something...
August 8, 2023 / NASA
NASA’s Deep Space Communications to Get a Laser Boost
The agency is testing technologies in space and on the ground that could increase bandwidth to transmit more complex science data and even stream video from Mars. Set to launch this fall, NASA’s...
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,...