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Jason Davis

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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 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

This newly discovered Earth-sized planet could harbor life

November 15, 2017

And it's only 11 light-years away.

Reminder: The Giant Magellan Telescope is going to be awesome

November 10, 2017

The GMT will characterize Earth-size exoplanets' atmospheres, looking for compounds that indicate the presence of life.

Planetary Society asteroid hunter snags picture of interstellar visitor ʻOumuamua

November 07, 2017

Asteroid hunters named the first-known interstellar asteroid ʻOumuamua as a nod to its scout-like traits.

Bridenstine makes his case for NASA administrator job

November 01, 2017

Republicans and Democrats spent nearly 3 hours showering Bridenstine with both praise and criticism.

Here's how engineers closed out LightSail 2 for flight

October 27, 2017

The Planetary Society's LightSail 2 spacecraft is in a flight-ready state, marking a major milestone for the program.

Is there anybody out there?

October 25, 2017

The Planetary Society's latest feature story examines the past, present and future of SETI, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.

Planetary Society-funded telescopes help find ring around Haumea, a distant dwarf planet

October 11, 2017

Haumea has a ring! Two telescopes used in the discovery—one in Slovenia, and one in Italy—received funding from The Planetary Society's Shoemaker Near Earth Object (NEO) Grant program, which helps amateur astronomers find, track and characterize near-Earth asteroids.

We choose to go to the Moon and do the other things

October 05, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence kicked off the National Space Council's first meeting today by declaring Americans will return to the Moon. Casey Dreier and Jason Davis analyze this new direction for NASA's human spaceflight program.

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