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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.

Here's (almost) everything you need to know about Israel's Moon lander

Jason Davis • November 08, 2018 • 1

SpaceIL, a privately funded Israeli non-profit, will attempt to land a small spacecraft on the Moon in early 2019.

Farewell, Kepler

Jason Davis • October 30, 2018 • 4

NASA's Kepler space telescope helped us find our place in the cosmos.

LightSail 2 launch pushed to early 2019

Jason Davis • October 29, 2018 • 1

An Air Force official says an ‘initial launch capability’ is being reassessed.

Collecting a sample from asteroid Ryugu is going to be dicey

Jason Davis • October 19, 2018 • 1

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

Jason Davis • October 11, 2018 • 1

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

Jason Davis • 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

Jason Davis • October 02, 2018 • 4

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

Jason Davis • September 27, 2018 • 4

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

Jason Davis • September 26, 2018 • 1

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

Jason Davis • September 22, 2018 • 3

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

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