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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

LightSail 2 Team Continues Tweaks and Tests for Sail Deployment

July 17, 2019

Spare bandwidth during ground station passes has allowed flight controllers to downlink 2 new high-resolution images.

Planetary Society-funded Technology Picked by NASA for Possible Moon Flight

July 11, 2019

PlanetVac, a technology that simplifies the process of collecting samples from other worlds, may fly to the Moon.

LightSail 2 Team to Conduct More Testing before Sail Deployment

July 09, 2019

Sail deployment is now scheduled for no earlier than 21 July 2019.

Here are the First Pictures of Earth from LightSail 2

July 07, 2019

Pictures taken by the spacecraft's cameras Friday evening show a crescent Earth, as LightSail 2 heads into orbital sunset.

See the Latest Data from LightSail 2 on Our New Mission Control Dashboard

July 05, 2019

Would you like to see the latest data from The Planetary Society's LightSail 2 spacecraft—possibly before flight controllers have even seen it? Now you can!

LightSail 2 Healthy as Mission Team Continues Spacecraft Checkouts

July 03, 2019

The mission team is working through a 73-step checklist to check out the spacecraft’s systems and perform various tests.

Orion Completes Critical In-Flight Abort Test

July 02, 2019

The test showed Orion can blast itself away from the Space Launch System if the big rocket fails while attempting to fly to orbit.

First Contact! LightSail 2 Phones Home to Mission Control

July 02, 2019

The mission team received LightSail 2's first signals on 2 July at 01:34 PDT (08:34 UTC), as the spacecraft passed over Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in California.

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