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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.

LightSail Featured on CBS Evening News

Jason Davis • March 16, 2015 • 2

The Planetary Society's LightSail spacecraft made an appearance on national television Monday night during a two-minute segment by CBS Evening News.

In Pictures: Expedition 42 Crew Returns to Earth

Jason Davis • March 12, 2015

Three International Space Station crew members are back on Earth today following a morning Soyuz landing on the snowy steppes of Kazakhstan.

NASA and Orbital ATK Complete SLS Booster Test (Updated)

Jason Davis • March 11, 2015 • 1

A blast of fire and smoke lit up the hills of Promontory, Utah this morning as NASA and Orbital ATK completed a test firing of a Space Launch System solid rocket booster.

Interview with an SLS Engineer: How Booster Test May Help Drive Golden Spike for Interplanetary Railroad

Jason Davis • March 10, 2015

With NASA and Orbital ATK preparing for an important test tomorrow in Utah, an SLS engineer describes the inner workings of the vehicle's new solid rocket boosters.

LightSail Arrives in Florida; More Launch Details Revealed

Jason Davis • March 09, 2015 • 4

A cadre of CubeSats including The Planetary Society’s LightSail spacecraft completed a cross-country journey to Florida, where they await installation aboard an Atlas V rocket.

Russia Moves to Support ISS through 2024, Create New Space Station

Jason Davis • February 26, 2015 • 1

The future of the International Space Station is a little clearer this week, following a statement from Russia supporting an extension of the orbiting complex through 2024.

Spacewalk Timelapse Makes Cable Routing Look Fun

Jason Davis • February 23, 2015

A timelapse video shows two NASA astronauts as they became typical neighborhood cable technicians—except for the fact that they were wearing space suits.

How LightSail Holds Its Place in Space

Jason Davis • February 20, 2015 • 3

There are few systems aboard a spacecraft more important than attitude control. This infographic shows how LightSail holds its place in space.

In Pictures: DSCOVR Headed for Deep Space

Jason Davis • February 12, 2015 • 4

On Wednesday evening, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocketed into orbit with DSCOVR, the Deep Space Climate Observatory. Here's a photo and video roundup.

Europe's Experimental Spaceplane Completes Successful Test Flight

Jason Davis • February 11, 2015 • 2

The IXV spaceplane, designed to demonstrate reentry technologies, splashed down in the Pacific Ocean this morning after a successful, 100-minute test flight.

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