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Jason Davis is the editorial director for The Planetary Society. He oversees and contributes to the Society's editorial content, including articles, stories, educational web pages, images, infographics, podcasts and videos.

After Weather Cooperates, Atlas Rocket Launches Cygnus Cargo Craft to ISS

Jason Davis • December 06, 2015

It took four tries for the weather to cooperate, but on Sunday afternoon, a Cygnus cargo spacecraft loaded with 3.3 metric tons of critical crew supplies launched toward the International Space Station.

Bad Weather Fizzles Cygnus Launch Attempt (Again)

Jason Davis • December 04, 2015

A second launch attempt of a Cygnus cargo spacecraft bound for the ISS was scrubbed this evening, forcing ground controllers to schedule a third try Saturday at at 5:10 p.m. EST (22:10 UTC).

Preview: Cygnus to Resume ISS Cargo Runs with Help from Atlas V Rocket

Jason Davis • December 02, 2015

Orbital ATK is returning its Cygnus cargo spacecraft to service on Thursday. This time, the ride to orbit will be a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

On Station's 15th Anniversary, A Look at Astronaut Utilization

Jason Davis • November 04, 2015

An analysis by The Planetary Society shows that in the post-space shuttle era, NASA astronauts spend roughly 33 percent less time aboard the International Space Station than their Russian counterparts.

Enhanced Cygnus Arrives at KSC ahead of Atlas V-powered Cargo Run

Jason Davis • October 20, 2015 • 2

Orbital ATK is a month-and-a-half away from resuming cargo runs to the International Space Station.

NASA's Journey to Mars Report: A Plan to Form a Strategy for a Concept

Jason Davis • October 12, 2015 • 6

NASA released a much-anticipated strategy document outlining the agency's next steps for getting humans to Mars, but the report lacks details. What should we make of it?

Telerobotics: Unifying Human and Robotic Spaceflight

Jason Davis • October 08, 2015 • 2

Telerobotics—with humans nearby—just might be the perfect unification of human and robotic spaceflight. Two groups at NASA and ESA are working to make this fledgling technology commonplace.

Cargo Craft Completes Six-Hour Schlep to ISS

Jason Davis • October 01, 2015

A Russian cargo craft laden with more than three tons of food, fuel and supplies arrived at the International Space Station today.

Veteran Spacefarer, 2 Rookies Return to Earth

Jason Davis • September 12, 2015 • 1

A three-person crew commanded by humanity's most experienced space traveler is back on Earth today.

Swapped Soyuz Set for Friday Return

Jason Davis • September 11, 2015

Gennady Padalka, Andreas Mogensen and Aidyn Aimbetov are set to return to Earth Friday after the station's one-year crew received a fresh Soyuz spacecraft.

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