with Jason Davis
Jason Davis is the editorial director for The Planetary Society. He oversees and contributes to the Society's editorial content, including articles, stories, educational web pages, images, infographics, podcasts and videos.
• June 24, 2019
The Planetary Society's solar sailing spacecraft is ready to take flight. We got an up-close look at its ride to orbit.
• June 19, 2019
LightSail 2 is one of 24 spacecraft hitching a ride to orbit as part of the U.S. Air Force's STP-2 mission.
• June 17, 2019
Our preview guide outlines the LightSail 2 mission from start to finish.
• June 05, 2019
While LightSail 1 and 2 look nearly identical at a glance, there are a few important hardware differences between the two spacecraft.
• June 04, 2019
The reflective softball-sized sphere will give the spacecraft a visual guide during a second potential sample collection.
• May 30, 2019
Next Stop: Space!
• May 21, 2019
The spacecraft is healthy and safe, but time is running out to collect a second sample from asteroid Ryugu.
• May 15, 2019
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is currently sweeping arcs between the asteroid's north and south poles.
• May 13, 2019
The Planetary Society's solar sail spacecraft will lift off 22 June 2019 on a mission to demonstrate the power of sunlight for propulsion.
• May 09, 2019
The Planetary Society's solar sailing CubeSat is officially on the road to launch.
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LightSail 2 launched aboard the SpaceX Falcon Heavy. Be part of this epic point in space exploration history!