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Jason Davis

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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 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

Collecting a sample from asteroid Ryugu is going to be dicey

October 19, 2018

Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft was scheduled to touch down on Ryugu later this month, but that has been delayed to early 2019.

Space station crew safe after failed launch

October 11, 2018

About two minutes after liftoff, the Soyuz vehicle carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin to orbit failed.

MAVEN, in orbit around Mars, snaps anniversary selfie

October 08, 2018

The spacecraft used its ultraviolet spectrograph imager for the job, and one frame shows Mars in the background.

The search for extraterrestrial intelligence is getting a signal boost

October 02, 2018

It's all thanks to renewed interest from NASA and a private effort to scan the skies using an array of 64 radio telescopes.

Japan's asteroid hoppers deliver new batch of incredible images

September 27, 2018

Pics of Ryugu's surface show loose piles of gravel strewn with larger rocks and boulders.

How LightSail and a NASA study helped pave the way for Mars-bound CubeSats

September 26, 2018

Two NASA CubeSats are approaching Mars — an impressive accomplishment for a concept many people regarded with derision just 15 years ago.

Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft successfully drops rovers on asteroid Ryugu

September 22, 2018

The two small spacecraft are the size and shape of cheese wheels, and can autonomously hop around the surface.

'Everything about this flyby is tougher': New Horizons just over 100 days from Ultima Thule

September 19, 2018

On Jan. 1, NASA's New Horizons will perform a high-risk, high-reward flyby of an ancient world on the outskirts of the solar system.

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