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Jason Davis is a digital editor for The Planetary Society. He writes about the world's space exploration missions and the Society's science and technology projects.

A recap of Comet Lovejoy

Jason Davis • December 22, 2011 • 1

A timeline of one of the most memorable solar events in recent memory: the observations by six Sun-observing spacecraft of Comet Lovejoy making its perihelion passage.

Expedition 30, SpaceX and Stratolaunch

Jason Davis • December 16, 2011

An update on upcoming missions to the International Space Station (ISS).

Sungrazing with Lovejoy's Comet

Jason Davis • December 06, 2011

Observations of the newly sighted Kreutz sungrazer comet C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy) from the ground and from SOHO (a joint NASA/ESA satellite) and STEREO (NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory).

Curiosity, from a 1935 perspective

Jason Davis • December 03, 2011

With a new rover, Curiosity, on its way to Mars, Jason Davis takes a look at what we knew - or thought we knew - about the planet back in 1935.

SLS updates: tower crawl, engine burn and flight test

Jason Davis • November 21, 2011 • 1

A few updates on the Space Launch System, NASA's next-generation deep exploration vehicle.

Checking in with NASA's Commercial Partners

Jason Davis • November 11, 2011

Checking in with SpaceX's launch abort system progress, Boeing's CST-100 drop tests, and a recent Space, Science and Technology Committee meeting on Capitol Hill.

Have two spacecraft ever docked to two separate space stations on the same day?

Jason Davis • November 02, 2011

The Chinese spacecraft Shenzhou 8 docks with space station Tiangong 1, on the same day a Progress resupply capsule arrives at the International Space Station.

The fish that sent us to the moon

Jason Davis • October 20, 2011

The tale of NASA's Super Guppy aircraft, which ferried parts of America's space program to their launch pads.

Earth observing satellites record large Arctic ozone loss

Jason Davis • October 14, 2011

Data from Earth observing satellites Aura and CALIPSO have shown record losses of seasonal ozone in the Arctic.

Decoding SpaceX's re-usable spacecraft concept

Jason Davis • October 07, 2011

Breaking down the futuristic technologies for SpaceX's reusable Grasshopper spacecraft, as shown in a recent promotional video.

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