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Jason Davis

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Jason Davis

Digital Editor

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Jason Davis is a digital editor for The Planetary Society. 

He writes about human spaceflight and other space 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

What to expect when Hayabusa2 collects a sample from Ryugu

February 19, 2019

More than 4 years after launch and a half year surveying asteroid Ryugu, Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft is ready for sample collection.

What to expect when Beresheet launches to (and lands on) the Moon

February 18, 2019

Launch day is almost here for the small lunar lander built by Israeli non-profit SpaceIL.

So long, MarCO, and thanks for the radio transmissions

February 05, 2019

NASA says it does not expect to receive any more transmissions from the MarCO CubeSats that accompanied Insight to Mars last year.

OSIRIS-REx stable in Bennu orbit, team refines sample collection plans

January 30, 2019

The team has yet to find a Bennu sample site that matches their pre-arrival expectations, meaning their plans will probably have to change.

Israeli Beresheet Moon lander ships to Florida for mid-February launch

January 22, 2019

Launch is currently set for 19 February, and Beresheet will spend two months traveling to the Moon ahead of touchdown in April.

Planetary Deep Drill completes second field test

January 18, 2019

The work builds on a Planetary Society-sponsored test and paves the way for an ambitious expedition in Greenland this year.

Hayabusa2 team sets date for sample collection, considers two touchdown sites

January 16, 2019

Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft will try to collect a sample from asteroid Ryugu during the week of 18 February, mission officials said during a press briefing last week.

Chang'e-4 update: Both vehicles healthy, new imagery from the Moon’s far side

January 11, 2019

Everything is going well 9 days after China's Chang'e-4 mission made a historic landing on the far side of the Moon, the country's space program said today.

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