NASA says it is finally restarting its mission to explore a fascinating and enormous space rock
lying deep in the Asteroid Belt after disappointing setbacks and a postponement over the summer.
Scientists are more interested in Psyche's metal-rich composition than its size, which is thought to have a riches of iron, nickel,
and gold valued at an estimated $10 quintillion, easily exceeding the value of the entire Earthly economy.
The NASA-targeted asteroid 16 Psyche, which makes up exactly 1% of the mass of the Asteroid Bet, is thought to be the core of an extinct planet.
NASA's aptly named Psyche spacecraft was initially scheduled to launch in August 2022,
but a recurrent flight software problem caused the space agency to miss its launch window, which ended on October 11.