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Psyche Mission to Offer Free Online Courses to Learn about Space Exploration

22 Apr 2019, 13:18 UTC
Psyche Mission to Offer Free Online Courses to Learn about Space Exploration
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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 launch in 2022. While instruments and components of the spacecraft are being designed and built across the country, the Psyche Mission management team, led by Arizona State University, is launching a series of free online courses called the NASA Psyche Mission Innovation Toolkit, based on the real-world challenges and skills associated with the Psyche mission’s science, engineering, technology, and teamwork.“Our purpose in space exploration is to inspire and connect with all of humankind,” said Psyche mission principal investigator Lindy Elkins-Tanton of ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration. “The Psyche Mission Innovation Toolkit allows anyone in the world with internet access to learn the process, the words and the ideas behind a mission. We want to inspire everyone to imagine and plan how they are designing and running their own mission, whether it's to space, or a way to improve their community or drive their own vision."The first course offering, "The Process and Lifetime of a Space Mission," gives students the opportunity to follow the creation of ...

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