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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.

China launches three-person crew to visit Tiangong 1 space station

Jason Davis • June 11, 2013 • 2

China's Shenzhou 10 spacecraft is bound for space station Tiangong 1 following a successful liftoff from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Inner Mongolia.

Morpheus lander gets back off its feet

Jason Davis • June 07, 2013 • 4

NASA's Project Morpheus lander completed a 74-second flight yesterday, marking the second tethered test of the new vehicle.

ESA launches fourth cargo spacecraft to ISS

Jason Davis • June 06, 2013 • 1

An Ariane 5 rocket carrying the Automated Transfer Vehicle Albert Einstein lifted off from French Guiana Wednesday.

Express Soyuz sends new crew to station

Jason Davis • May 29, 2013 • 1

Fyodor Yurchikhin, Karen Nyberg and Luca Parmitano lifted off in their Soyuz TMA-09M at 4:31 p.m. EDT and arrived at the International Space Station six hours later.

Soyuz capsule carrying Hadfield and company lands safely in Kazakhstan

Jason Davis • May 14, 2013 • 2

A Soyuz capsule carrying Roman Romanenko, Chris Hadfield and Tom Marshburn landed safely in Kazhakstan after 146 days in space.

Station suffers ammonia leak; Saturday spacewalk likely (rolling updates)

Jason Davis • May 10, 2013 • 2

Following an ammonia leak reported Thursday morning, NASA is planning a spacewalk to investigate a radiator on the P6 truss.

Antares sails test payload into orbit

Jason Davis • April 22, 2013 • 3

Orbital Sciences Corporation completed a major milestone for NASA's COTS program as their Antares rocket sent a test payload into orbit.

Antares ready for inaugural flight

Jason Davis • April 11, 2013 • 5

Orbital Sciences Corporation is ready to send their Antares rocket system on its inaugural flight.

Dragon overcomes issues, arrives at Station

Jason Davis • March 04, 2013 • 2

SpaceX's Dragon capsule has arrived at the International Space Station following a wild Friday in which the capsule's thrusters experienced an issue.

Dragon reaches orbit, but experiences propellant valve issue

Jason Davis • March 01, 2013 • 1

SpaceX's CRS-2 mission began successfully, but hit a snag when a thruster propellant valve failed to work properly.

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