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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.

LightSail 2 set to launch next month aboard SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket

Jason Davis • May 13, 2019 • 2

The Planetary Society's solar sail spacecraft will lift off 22 June 2019 on a mission to demonstrate the power of sunlight for propulsion.

LightSail 2 Integrated with Prox-1 Carrier Spacecraft

Jason Davis • May 09, 2019 • 2

The Planetary Society's solar sailing CubeSat is officially on the road to launch.

Here’s an Update on Hayabusa2’s Crater-Creating Explosion

Jason Davis • May 03, 2019 • 3

Hayabusa2's SCI experiment fell toward Ryugu for 40 minutes before detonating about 300 meters above the surface.

Chandrayaan-2 Launch Delayed until July

Jason Davis • April 30, 2019

India's combination lunar orbiter, lander, and rover spacecraft was previously scheduled to lift off in May.

How Your Donations are Helping Planetary Society Asteroid Hunters

Jason Davis • April 25, 2019

Each year, we ask our Shoemaker NEO Grant winners to help us tell the world about their work. Here's what they said.

Crew Dragon Test Vehicle Suffers Mishap during Engine Testing

Jason Davis • April 20, 2019 • 2

The extent of the accident is unclear, but a plume of orange smoke was visible from miles away.

Software Command to Fix Faulty Sensor Doomed Beresheet

Jason Davis • April 17, 2019

Six days after SpaceIL's Beresheet spacecraft crash-landed on the Moon, we now have an explanation for what went wrong.

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy Flies Again; LightSail 2 Is Next!

Jason Davis • April 11, 2019 • 7

SpaceX also went three-for-three on booster landings, marking another milestone for its Falcon Heavy rocket.

Beresheet Comes Close before Crashing on the Moon

Jason Davis • April 11, 2019 • 4

Mission controllers announced Beresheet had a problem with its main engine, and the spacecraft stopped transmitting shortly thereafter.

Beresheet is about to Land on the Moon

Jason Davis • April 10, 2019

A successful landing will make SpaceIL the first private organization, and Israel the fourth country, to soft-land on the Moon.

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