Journalist and Digital Editor
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.
Latest Blog Posts
Posted 2017/03/20 06:00 CDT | 1 comment
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.
Posted 2017/03/16 07:08 CDT | 16 comments
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.
Posted 2017/03/09 11:38 CST | 7 comments
Our latest roundup of Cassini goodies from Saturn includes Pan, a ravioli-shaped moon that orbits inside the planet's ring system.
Posted 2017/03/08 06:00 CST | 0 comment
World View, a self-described “stratospheric exploration” company, recently unveiled its new headquarters in Tucson, Arizona.
Posted 2017/03/03 06:00 CST | 21 comments
Two private citizens are paying SpaceX for a 2018 flight around the Moon. Is that timeline realistic?
Posted 2017/02/21 03:43 CST | 10 comments
Today, NASA announced progress on a spacecraft that would assess whether Jupiter's Moon Europa is habitable, and earlier this month, an agency-sponsored science team released a report on a separate lander mission that would directly search for signs of life.
Posted 2017/02/17 06:00 CST | 3 comments
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from a former space shuttle launch pad tomorrow morning. Here's a rundown of everything you need to know about the historic event.
Posted 2017/02/13 06:01 CST | 1 comment
Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye and LightSail systems engineer Barbara Plante recently traveled to Japan for a solar sailing symposium. Our Q&A with Plante discusses everything from CubeSat attitude control systems to robotic giraffes in Tokyo.