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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.

In pictures: Beautiful night launch sends Cygnus on its way

Jason Davis • March 23, 2016 • 1

Here's a photo roundup from last night's Atlas V launch, which sent a Cygnus cargo craft on its way to the International Space Station.

Tonight's Cygnus launch kicks off three ISS cargo runs in three weeks

Jason Davis • March 22, 2016

Just days after receiving three new crew members, the ISS is about to become a veritable shipping hub, as three cargo ships launch to the orbital laboratory in as little as three weeks.

Expedition 47 preview: Astronaut Jeff Williams' career spans history of ISS

Jason Davis • March 17, 2016

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams embarks on his fourth trip to the ISS tomorrow. He launches aboard a Soyuz spacecraft from Baikonur with cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka at 5:26 p.m. EDT (21:26 UTC).

A tribute to Scott Kelly, astronaut and human being

Jason Davis • March 04, 2016 • 3

Thanks to social media, we get to know individual astronauts better than we have at any other time in the history of spaceflight.

One-year crew all smiles after safe landing in Kazakhstan

Jason Davis • March 01, 2016

Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko are safely back on Earth today after 340 days in space. The one-year crew duo, along with Sergey Volkov, touched down in Kazahkstan Wednesday morning.

One-year ISS mission draws to a close

Jason Davis • February 25, 2016

Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko are set to return to Earth next week after their record-breaking, year-long mission aboard the International Space Station.

In Pictures: Cygnus Takes out the Trash

Jason Davis • February 19, 2016 • 1

Early this morning, Scott Kelly and Tim Kopra released a trash-filled Cygnus cargo spacecraft from the International Space Station. Orbital ATK flight controllers will send Cygnus into Earth's atmosphere for a controlled reentry Saturday morning.

NASA Adds Dream Chaser Spacecraft to ISS Cargo Roster

Jason Davis • January 15, 2016 • 4

NASA is adding a miniature space shuttle to its fleet of commercial spacecraft capable of ferrying cargo to the International Space Station.

Two Astronauts to Make Friday Trek to Edge of Space Station

Jason Davis • January 13, 2016

This Friday, astronauts Tim Kopra and Tim Peake will perform a spacewalk to replace a failed power regulator on one of the outermost sections of the International Space Station.

Preview: 2016 aboard the International Space Station

Jason Davis • December 30, 2015 • 1

A look ahead to see what's in store for the astronauts and cosmonauts aboard humanity's orbital outpost.

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