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NASA to Discuss Psyche Asteroid Mission

This artist’s concept, updated as of June 2020, depicts NASA’s Psyche spacecraft. The Psyche mission will explore a metal-rich asteroid of the same name that lies in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU

NASA will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Friday to provide an update on the agency’s mission to study the Pysche asteroid. Audio of the briefing will livestream on the agency’s website.  

Teleconference participants include:

  • Lori Glaze, director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington
  • Laurie Leshin, director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California
  • Lindy Elkins-Tanton, Psyche mission principal investigator, Arizona State University

Media interested in participating in the call should send their full name, media affiliation, email address, and phone number by 1 p.m. ET today to Katherine Rohloff  at: katherine.a.rohloff@nasa.gov. NASA’s media accreditation policy is online.

For more information about NASA’s Psyche mission, visit:

https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions/psyche/in-depth/

Source: NASA

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