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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.

United Launch Alliance Pulls Back Curtain on New Rocket

Jason Davis • April 13, 2015 • 6

ULA revealed its new Vulcan rocket system today, an Atlas and Delta mashup the company says will increase power, lower costs and broaden mission capabilities.

LightSail Launch Delayed until at least May 20

Jason Davis • April 13, 2015

The Planetary Society’s LightSail spacecraft will have to wait at least two more weeks before setting sail on its maiden voyage.

To Recover First Stage, Just Read the Instructions

Jason Davis • April 10, 2015 • 2

SpaceX is gearing up for a second attempt to land the spent first stage of a Falcon 9 rocket on a ship in the Atlantic Ocean.

Your First Timeline of Events for LightSail's Test Flight

Jason Davis • March 30, 2015

The team behind The Planetary Society’s LightSail spacecraft is kicking off a series of simulations to ensure the spacecraft’s ground systems are ready for launch.

In Pictures: One-Year ISS Mission Begins

Jason Davis • March 28, 2015 • 1

The one-year ISS mission of Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko began with an early morning launch from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

Meet NASA's Winning Asteroid Redirect Spacecraft, and the Asteroid It May Visit

Jason Davis • March 25, 2015 • 6

NASA has decided to pluck a small boulder off a large asteroid, instead of bagging an entire asteroid outright, the agency announced Wednesday.

One-Year ISS Mission Preview: 28 Experiments, 4 Expeditions and 2 Crew Members

Jason Davis • March 25, 2015

This Friday, astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will embark for a one-year mission aboard the International Space Station.

Desert Moon, Narrated by Former Astronaut Mark Kelly, Now Available Online

Jason Davis • March 23, 2015 • 1

Desert Moon, a 35-minute documentary that tells the story of Dr. Gerard Kuiper and the dawn of planetary science, is now available online.

Report: NASA May Be Hard-Pressed to Launch SLS by November 2018

Jason Davis • March 20, 2015 • 3

A report released by NASA’s Office of Inspector General warns that the agency may be hard-pressed to have its Kennedy Space Center launch facilities ready by November 2018.

Launch Pad Animals, Ranked

Jason Davis • March 19, 2015

A semi-authoritative ranking of creatures that co-inhabit rocket launch sites around the world.

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