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May 11, 2018

Tempe scientist 2nd woman in the world to lead deep-space mission

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TEMPE, Ariz. — A Tempe woman could not believe it when she got the phone call.

NASA was on the other end of the line. Lindy Elkins-Tanton, a planetary scientist with the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, learned she would be leading a deep-space mission–the Psyche Mission.

Her objective is to send a robotic probe to a metal asteroid called Psyche.

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