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Jason Davis

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Jason Davis

Journalist and Digital Editor

jason.davis@planetary.org
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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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Tips? Story ideas? Feel free to email me at jason.davis@planetary.org.

Latest Blog Posts

Function over form: NASA's Space Launch System gets a new paint job

August 11, 2017

Last week, NASA revealed an updated design for the Space Launch System, featuring black-and-white checkerboards streaking down each of the vehicle's solid rocket boosters.

LightSail 2 updates: Prox-1 mission changes, new launch date

July 21, 2017

LightSail 2 and Prox-1 are expected to launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy no earlier than April 30, 2018.

Congress gives NASA's planetary science division some love (and a Mars orbiter)

July 19, 2017

The House of Representatives proposed $2.1 billion for NASA's planetary science budget, which would be an all-time high. Part of the increase would be used to start work on a new reconnaissance and communications orbiter.

Meet Scott Pace, the National Space Council's new executive secretary

July 14, 2017

Pace will help develop policies that affect the future of NASA. Here's a guide to this influential new member of the Trump administration.

Back to Mercury! Europe and Japan's BepiColombo mission moves closer to launch

July 14, 2017

Next year, a pair of probes head to Mercury to answer outstanding questions about our innermost planet, as well as the formation of the solar system.

President Trump formed a national space council. Now it needs a NASA administrator

July 03, 2017

Tomorrow, NASA acting administrator Robert Lightfoot will have served longer than any other temporary head of NASA without having a successor nominated to fill the position.

Revisiting the ice giants: NASA study considers Uranus and Neptune missions

June 21, 2017

Only one spacecraft has ever visited Uranus and Neptune: Voyager 2, in the late 1980s. A new NASA report explores the reasons to go back, and what type of mission might take us there.

Did a Planetary Society citizen scientist help find one of Earth’s biggest impact craters?

June 12, 2017

Scientists have found what appears to be a 250-kilometer-wide crater near the Falkland Islands. Is it ground zero for Earth's largest-ever extinction event?

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