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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.

Pretty Picture: A Sweeping View of the Martian South Pole

Jason Davis • September 10, 2015 • 1

The European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft captured a sweeping view of Mars' south pole, along with a region extending northward to Hellas Basin.

Ten-day Taxi Trip to International Space Station Underway

Jason Davis • September 02, 2015

A ten-day International Space Station taxi flight is underway following the Wednesday liftoff of a three-person crew from Kazahkstan.

Dropping Orion in the Desert: NASA Completes Key Parachute Test

Jason Davis • August 27, 2015 • 2

NASA’s Orion spacecraft completed a key parachute test Aug. 26 at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground in Yuma, Arizona.

No Major Problems with SLS Design, NASA Managers Say

Jason Davis • August 19, 2015 • 3

A key review of NASA’s Space Launch System did not uncover any major problems with the rocket's design, officials said at Stennis Space Center near Gulfport, Mississippi.

LightSail Lands New Hardware for Laser Ranging

Jason Davis • August 18, 2015 • 2

A cluster of small mirrors will be added to LightSail's aft hull to allow engineers to precisely track its position as it sails around the planet next year.

SLS Engine Roars through Flight Test in Mississippi

Jason Davis • August 13, 2015 • 6

NASA completed the sixth and next-to-last test firing of its RS-25 engine Thursday in Mississippi. Four RS-25 engines power the Space Launch System core stage.

Video: NASA Prepares for Sixth SLS Engine Test

Jason Davis • August 12, 2015

The Planetary Society will be at NASA's Stennis Space Center this Thursday for the sixth test firing of the RS-25 engine, which powers the Space Launch System.

LightSail Nominated for SmallSat Mission of the Year

Jason Davis • August 11, 2015 • 2

The Planetary Society’s LightSail spacecraft has been nominated for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Small Satellite Technical Committee Mission of the Year 2015 award.

Space Station Update: Launch Logistics

Jason Davis • August 07, 2015 • 2

Orbital ATK says they are making progress returning Antares to flight, NASA buys more Soyuz seats and the ISS program manager moves on to private industry.

In Pictures: West Virginia from Space

Jason Davis • July 29, 2015 • 2

Jason Davis shares five images of his home state, West Virginia, taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

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