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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

Hayabusa2 Encounters Snag Trying to Drop Second Target Marker

May 21, 2019

The spacecraft is healthy and safe, but time is running out to collect a second sample from asteroid Ryugu.

Here's a Roundup of Recent OSIRIS-REx Postcards from Bennu

May 15, 2019

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is currently sweeping arcs between the asteroid's north and south poles.

LightSail 2 set to launch next month aboard SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket

May 13, 2019

The Planetary Society's solar sail spacecraft will lift off 22 June 2019 on a mission to demonstrate the power of sunlight for propulsion.

LightSail 2 Integrated with Prox-1 Carrier Spacecraft

May 09, 2019

The Planetary Society's solar sailing CubeSat is officially on the road to launch.

Here’s an Update on Hayabusa2’s Crater-Creating Explosion

May 03, 2019

Hayabusa2's SCI experiment fell toward Ryugu for 40 minutes before detonating about 300 meters above the surface.

Chandrayaan-2 Launch Delayed until July

April 30, 2019

India's combination lunar orbiter, lander, and rover spacecraft was previously scheduled to lift off in May.

How Your Donations are Helping Planetary Society Asteroid Hunters

April 25, 2019

Each year, we ask our Shoemaker NEO Grant winners to help us tell the world about their work. Here's what they said.

Crew Dragon Test Vehicle Suffers Mishap during Engine Testing

April 20, 2019

The extent of the accident is unclear, but a plume of orange smoke was visible from miles away.

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