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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 weekend, it's the beginning of the end for Cassini

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NASA's long-lived Cassini spacecraft is about to buzz Titan for the final time, putting it on course for a spectacular mission finale that concludes in September.

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Expedition 50 had a fun and good ISS crew

April 10, 2017

I believe Expedition 50 had a fun and good ISS crew. I base this declaration solely on the moments they shared on social media. This logic is completely bulletproof and there's no point trying to prove otherwise.

NASA unveiled new plans for getting humans to Mars, and hardly anyone noticed

April 07, 2017

NASA revealed its most concrete plan yet for sending humans back into deep space, centered around a small lunar space station and a reusable transport ship to carry astronauts to Mars and back.

Your hypothetical questions, answered: SpaceX prepares to refly rocket booster

March 28, 2017

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket booster recovered by a drone ship last year will be reflown later this week, marking what could be a new milestone in the quest for affordable spaceflight.

A repeat of the space shuttle's bold test flight? NASA considers crew aboard first SLS mission

March 23, 2017

NASA has only flown astronauts aboard a rocket's first flight once, when John Young and Bob Crippen took space shuttle Columbia on the boldest test flight in history. What are the risks of repeating the feat for SLS?

Signed, sealed but not delivered: LightSail 2 awaits ship date

March 20, 2017

Following a pre-ship review at Planetary Society headquarters, LightSail 2 is ready to be integrated with its Prox-1 partner spacecraft. The final shipping schedule, however, has yet to be determined.

Trump's first budget proposal is out. Here's how NASA fared

March 16, 2017

NASA escaped a large-scale budget slash, and planetary science fared well. ARM is canceled, the Moon-versus-Mars debate is not mentioned, and Earth science stands to lose some missions.

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