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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.

In-flight entertainment: cameras aboard the Space Launch System

Jason Davis • July 09, 2013 • 1

When the Space Launch System lifts off on its inaugural flight in 2017, eight engineering cameras will collect crucial in-flight data while providing breathtaking views for the public.

Hubble captures time-lapse of comet ISON

Jason Davis • July 05, 2013 • 2

The Hubble Space Telescope captured a series of images showing Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) plunging toward the sun.

A patriotic return to space

Jason Davis • July 03, 2013

When Space Shuttle Discovery launched on its 1988 return-to-flight mission, it was a big moment for NASA and America.

Russian rocket crashes in spectacular explosion

Jason Davis • July 02, 2013 • 2

A Russian Proton-M rocket veered off course and crashed in a nearby field shortly after liftoff from Baikonur, Kazahkstan.

Deflecting the flames of a monster rocket

Jason Davis • July 01, 2013 • 3

Work continues to prepare Kennedy Space Center's launch pad 39B for the Space Launch System, as a flame trench deflector originally built for the Space Shuttle is removed.

IRIS safely in orbit, ready to eye sun's atmosphere

Jason Davis • June 28, 2013 • 1

IRIS, the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph spacecraft, was launched from Orbital Science Corporation's Stargazer carrier aircraft over the Pacific Ocean at 7:27 p.m PDT.

What would Earth's skies look like with Saturn's rings?

Jason Davis • June 26, 2013 • 6

Illustrator and author Ron Miller visualizes what we would see in our skies if Saturn’s majestic rings circled the Earth.

Russians start workweek with stroll outside ISS

Jason Davis • June 25, 2013 • 1

Cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin performed a six-and-a-half hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Monday.

Astrophotographer captures 'Heavenly Palace' transiting the Sun

Jason Davis • June 24, 2013 • 1

Astrophotographer Thierry Legault captured a striking image set of Chinese spacecraft Tiangong 1 and Shenzhou 10 transiting the Sun.

Goodnight, Herschel Space Observatory

Jason Davis • June 18, 2013 • 6

The European Space Agency’s Herschel Space Observatory received its final commands yesterday, having depleted the liquid helium required to make its infrared observations.

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