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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.

Timeline: LightSail's First Day in Space

Jason Davis • May 19, 2015 • 1

It's the day before launch at Cape Canaveral. Here's a timeline of events for LightSail's first day in space.

LightSail Launch Countdown: Ready for Rollout

Jason Davis • May 18, 2015

It’s launch week in Cape Canaveral, Florida, where The Planetary Society’s LightSail spacecraft is buttoned up for flight aboard an Atlas V rocket. Liftoff is scheduled Wednesday sometime between 10:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. EDT.

In Pictures: LightSail, Meet X-37B

Jason Davis • May 08, 2015 • 1

United Launch Alliance has released photos showing the Air Force's X-37B spaceplane being stacked on its Atlas V at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

What Images Will We Get Back from the LightSail Test Mission?

Jason Davis • May 08, 2015 • 3

With less than two weeks before launch, here's an in-depth look at whether the LightSail test mission's attitude control system bug will keep us from seeing pretty pictures taken by the spacecraft.

In Pictures: SpaceX Crew Dragon Takes Flight in Pad Abort Test

Jason Davis • May 06, 2015 • 2

A SpaceX Crew Dragon rocketed into the sky under its own power this morning, completing a critical milestone necessary to certify the spacecraft for crewed flights in 2017.

Despite Rain Delays, NASA Prepares for Busy Year of SLS Engine Tests

Jason Davis • May 04, 2015 • 1

Despite a rainy spring that has caused schedule delays, NASA is preparing for a busy year of Space Launch System engine testing.

ISS-bound Cargo Spacecraft Doomed to Atmospheric Reentry

Jason Davis • April 29, 2015 • 2

The six crew members aboard the International Space Station will have to go without a scheduled delivery of food, supplies and fuel.

Russian Resupply Ship Spins Out Of Control after Reaching Orbit

Jason Davis • April 28, 2015 • 1

An International Space Station-bound cargo craft is spinning out of control in Earth orbit following an afternoon launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

LightSail Readiness Tests Prepare Team for Mission Operations

Jason Davis • April 24, 2015 • 3

The LightSail team continues to prepare for the spacecraft's May test flight with a series of readiness simulations that mimic on-orbit operations.

Dragon Launches to Station, but Falcon Doesn't Stick Landing

Jason Davis • April 14, 2015 • 5

SpaceX's ISS-bound Dragon spacecraft is in orbit, but the drone ship landing of the company's Falcon 9 rocket was unsuccessful.

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