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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.

In Pictures: A Busy Week at the International Space Station

Jason Davis • September 26, 2014

This week, the International Space Station received a new crew and a welcomed a SpaceX Dragon cargo vehicle. Here are a few photo highlights.

LightSail Sails through Day-in-the-Life Test

Jason Davis • September 24, 2014 • 3

The Planetary Society's LightSail spacecraft passed a major system test in which its solar sails were deployed for the first time in two years.

NASA Kicks Off a Private Space Race Between Boeing and SpaceX

Jason Davis and Casey Dreier • September 17, 2014 • 10

Boeing and SpaceX have won multi-billion dollar contracts to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station.

An Updated List of NASA's Commercial Crew Partner Milestones

Jason Davis • September 12, 2014 • 7

Ahead of NASA's CCiCap partner selection, here is an up-to-date list of each company's milestones.

Expedition 40 Crew Returns Safely to Earth

Jason Davis • September 11, 2014

NASA astronaut Steve Swanson and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev are safely back on Earth following a five-and-a-half month stay aboard the International Space Station.

LightSail Radio Update: New Answers, New Questions

Jason Davis • September 03, 2014 • 5

Two weeks after radio anomalies scrubbed LightSail's day-in-the-life test, the team continues to close in on the source of the problem.

NASA’s Big Rocket a Step Closer to Reality

Jason Davis and Casey Dreier • August 28, 2014 • 9

NASA's Space Launch System passed a critical milestone yesterday, but buried within the announcement was news that the first launch could slip by nearly a year.

International Postcards from Space

Jason Davis • August 27, 2014

A collection of pretty pictures by cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev, who currently serves as a flight engineer aboard the International Space Station.

Radio Problems Scrub LightSail's Day-in-the-Life Test

Jason Davis • August 22, 2014 • 1

A pesky radio problem that has occasionally stymied LightSail has returned, scrubbing the mission's day-in-the-life test.

Data From the Rescued ISEE-3 Spacecraft Have a New Internet Home

Jason Davis • August 14, 2014

"A Spacecraft for All" is a new website by Google Creative Labs that will host citizen science data from the ISEE-3 Reboot Project.

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