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Jason Davis

Journalist and Digital Editor

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Jason Davis is a journalist and digital editor for The Planetary Society. 

He writes about human spaceflight and related topics, and also serves as an embedded reporter for the Society's LightSail program

Davis holds a master's degree in journalism from the University of Arizona, where he specialized in science writing and digital publications. He was a NASA Space Grant graduate fellow, and produced a 35-minute documentary film called Desert Moon, narrated by former astronaut Mark Kelly.

He is the author of the Horizon Goal series, which is co-published by The Planetary Society and Huffington Post. Horizon Goal traces the recent history of NASA's human exploration program.

Davis began writing for The Planetary Society in 2011. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

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Latest Blog Posts

Review: New book brings artistry of Apollo photos to your living room

Posted 2016/12/05 12:07 CST | 1 comment

Jason Davis reviews a new photo book showcasing a stunning collection of images taken by NASA's Apollo astronauts from 1968 through 1972.

What's the matter with Russia's rockets?

Posted 2016/12/02 06:01 CST | 9 comments

Fifteen Russian rockets have failed in the past 6 years. Of those mishaps, all but two involved upper stages. So what's going on? The problem may actually lie far beyond the country's aerospace industry.

ISS-bound Progress spacecraft fails to reach orbit, breaks apart over southern Siberia

Posted 2016/12/01 09:49 CST | 0 comment

This morning's launch of an uncrewed Russian Progress cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station went awry. Following a third-stage failure, the vehicle reentered Earth's atmosphere and broke apart over southern Siberia in Russia.

Review: Arrival’s surprising message of happiness and hope for humanity

Posted 2016/11/30 07:01 CST | 6 comments

In a review of the new sci-fi film Arrival, Jason Davis says there's a lot to like about the movie's surprising message of happiness and hope for humanity.

Rocket Road Trip: Watch a new video series on NASA's human spaceflight program

Posted 2016/11/28 07:18 CST | 0 comment

The Planetary Society debuts a new, five-part video series on NASA's human spaceflight program. We went on a 10-day, 450-mile journey throughout the southern U.S. to see how the agency is preparing to send humans beyond low-Earth orbit for the first time since 1972.

The diverse ‘village’ behind Peggy Whitson, NASA's barrier-breaking astronaut

Posted 2016/11/16 05:10 CST | 0 comment

During the run-up to her third mission, veteran NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson has shifted the focus from herself to the team of trainers and technicians at Johnson Space Center.

A week in the solar system

Posted 2016/11/10 05:45 CST | 1 comment

A roundup of pretty pictures and news from our robotic ambassadors around the solar system, from November 4 through 8.

Stressed about the election? Take a beautiful video tour of the International Space Station

Posted 2016/11/04 11:02 CDT | 3 comments

As the stressful election season draws to a close, a stunning new video tour of the International Space Station offers a reminder of what humans can do when we put aside our differences and work together.

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