with Jason Davis
Jason Davis is a journalist and digital editor for The Planetary Society, trying to spread the PB&J (passion, beauty & joy) of space exploration.
• September 21, 2017
Two of NASA's new astronaut candidates are particularly suited to conduct scientific research on other worlds: Zena Cardman, a geobiologist, and Jessica Watkins, a geologist.
• September 11, 2017
The end of the Cassini mission is a harbinger for a looming gap in outer planets exploration missions.
• September 01, 2017
The White House announced it will nominate Jim Bridenstine to become NASA's next administrator.
• August 28, 2017
Thus far, no plan has solidified on how to get soil and rock samples from the upcoming Mars 2020 rover back to Earth. That is starting to change.
• August 23, 2017
Is the quest for flight by light approaching a tipping point? Representatives from the NEA Scout, CubeSail and StarChip missions discuss how their spacecraft are advancing the art of solar sailing.
• August 11, 2017
Last week, NASA revealed an updated design for the Space Launch System, featuring black-and-white checkerboards streaking down each of the vehicle's solid rocket boosters.
• July 21, 2017
LightSail 2 and Prox-1 are expected to launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy no earlier than April 30, 2018.
• July 19, 2017
The House of Representatives proposed $2.1 billion for NASA's planetary science budget, which would be an all-time high. Part of the increase would be used to start work on a new reconnaissance and communications orbiter.
• July 14, 2017
Pace will help develop policies that affect the future of NASA. Here's a guide to this influential new member of the Trump administration.
• July 14, 2017
Next year, a pair of probes head to Mercury to answer outstanding questions about our innermost planet, as well as the formation of the solar system.
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