with Jason Davis
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.
• November 03, 2014
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo disintegrated shortly after the space plane's tail stabilizers prematurely deployed, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
• October 31, 2014
The private spaceflight company's spaceplane was destroyed in an accident over California's Mojave Desert.
• October 30, 2014
LightSail's random vibration test, meant to simulate the stress of an Atlas V rocket launch, shook loose new problems that the team will have to address.
• October 28, 2014
An Antares rocket fell back to the launch pad shortly after liftoff, exploding in a fireball that destroyed the vehicle.
• October 24, 2014
A team of scientists at the University of Arizona plan to digitize 87,000 vintage images from the surface of the moon, of which less than two percent have ever been seen.
• October 20, 2014
One of the tricky parts of launching humans into space is deciding what to do if something goes wrong. And that's where Orion's Launch Abort System comes in.
• October 15, 2014
The Planetary Society's LightSail 1 spacecraft is close to completing a final series of tests that pave the way for a possible 2015 test flight. But as deadlines loom, a new problem has sent the team scrambling to make a quick repair.
• October 09, 2014
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory released a major overhaul of its website. Here's a closer look.
• October 03, 2014
On Tuesday, Orion's massive Delta IV Heavy rocket rolled from its Horizontal Integration Facility out to the launch site. Launch is still eight weeks away. Why so early?
• September 30, 2014
We have more multimedia from LightSail's day-in-the-life test, as well as a request for some community image processing help.
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