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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 the world's space exploration missions and the Society's science and technology projects, including LightSail.

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 a contributor for NBC News MACH, and has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Arizona School of Journalism.

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

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Latest Blog Posts

Bill Nye, Planetary Society Staff Listen to LightSail 2 Signal

September 19, 2019

When LightSail 2 recently flew south of The Planetary Society's headquarters, CEO Bill Nye and other staff members stepped outside to listen.

Astronomers May Have Found an Interstellar Comet. Here's Why That Matters.

September 13, 2019

Astrophysicist Karl Battams tells us what we can learn by studying objects from outside our solar system.

India's Vikram Spacecraft Apparently Crash-Lands on Moon

September 06, 2019

Communications were lost with the lander, which was carrying a small rover named Pragyan to the lunar surface.

Calling All Image Processors: Help Us Create a Top-Down View of LightSail 2

September 06, 2019

We've got 2 fish-eye pictures of the spacecraft's solar sail from opposite cameras, and we're hoping they can be combined.

Hayabusa2 Lander Mania: Results from MASCOT, Plans for MINERVA-II2

August 28, 2019

Japan's sample return spacecraft only has about 3 months left at asteroid Ryugu. Its next action will be to drop more stuff on the surface.

LightSail 2 Marks 1 Month of Solar Sailing

August 23, 2019

LightSail 2's orbital high point around the Earth has raised by 7.2 kilometers, without any conventional fuel.

Mars 2020 Rover almost Assembled

August 22, 2019

Last week, technicians installed the carousel that holds the tools and drill bits that will be used to collect samples for future return to Earth.

Chandrayaan-2 Enters Lunar Orbit

August 20, 2019

The combination lander, rover, and orbiter fired its main engine to enter orbit around the Moon at 09:02 IST (03:32 UTC) on 20 August.

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