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Jason Davis is a journalist and digital editor for The Planetary Society, trying to spread the PB&J (passion, beauty & joy) of space exploration.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk updates Mars colonization plans

Jason Davis • September 29, 2017 • 9

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk presented an updated version of his Mars colonization plans today, during a widely anticipated talk at the 68th International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia.

NASA considers kicking Mars sample return into high gear

Jason Davis • August 28, 2017 • 9

Thus far, no plan has solidified on how to get soil and rock samples from the upcoming Mars 2020 rover back to Earth. That is starting to change.

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

Jason Davis • July 19, 2017 • 1

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.

A week in the solar system

Jason Davis • November 10, 2016 • 1

A roundup of pretty pictures and news from our robotic ambassadors around the solar system, from November 4 through 8.

Mars 2020 rover rolls into final design and fabrication phase

Jason Davis • July 15, 2016 • 9

NASA's next Mars rover is rolling off the drawing board and into its final design and fabrication phase, the agency announced today, during a televised event at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory that highlighted some of the mission's technology.

NASA Could Choose Mars Human Landing Site during next Presidential Administration

Jason Davis • January 22, 2016

The place NASA intends to the land the first humans on Mars could be selected during the next presidential administration, according to the agency’s planetary science division director, Jim Green.

At Mars Workshop, Science and Human Spaceflight Find Common Ground

Jason Davis • October 29, 2015 • 2

An update from NASA’s First Human Landing Sites/Exploration Zones on Mars Workshop at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, Texas.

Where Should Humans Land on Mars? Workshop to Discuss Possibilities

Jason Davis • October 27, 2015 • 21

This week in Houston, Texas, scientists are gathering to discuss where humans should first land and explore on the surface of Mars.

Pretty Picture: A Sweeping View of the Martian South Pole

Jason Davis • September 10, 2015 • 1

The European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft captured a sweeping view of Mars' south pole, along with a region extending northward to Hellas Basin.

The Mars Exploration Family Portrait is expanding, and I need your help

Jason Davis • February 06, 2014 • 14

The Mars Exploration Family Portrait is expanding to cover the entire solar system! But before we proceed, I'm asking for feedback.

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