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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.

The latest on NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission

Jason Davis • June 23, 2014 • 3

During televised updates on June 18 and 19, NASA showcased its progress on Orion and ARM. Here's the latest news.

LightSail update: Three steps forward, one step back

Jason Davis • June 18, 2014

The LightSail team has found potential workarounds to solve the spacecraft’s boom deployment problems, but more analysis lies ahead.

Is Mainstream Space News Adrift?

Jason Davis • June 13, 2014 • 8

The Houston Chronicle has a new, interactive web series on America’s space program. Why don’t we see more space coverage in this format?

LightSail Update: Boom Deployment Diagnosis Continues

Jason Davis • June 11, 2014 • 2

The LightSail team continues to investigate problems with the spacecraft’s boom deployment system that postponed a flight system test earlier this month.

After decades of silence, a vintage spacecraft says hello to Earth

Jason Davis • June 06, 2014

The ISEE-3 Reboot Project has established two-way communication with a 36-year-old spacecraft, but more challenges lie ahead.

LightSail update: Flight system test delayed

Jason Davis • June 04, 2014 • 2

LightSail's flight system test has been delayed pending resolution of problems that cropped up during deployment of the spacecraft’s solar sail booms.

LightSail is happening, and I'll be your new guide

Jason Davis • June 02, 2014

Today, I'm joining The Planetary Society full-time as a media producer. My first task is to become an embedded reporter for LightSail, the Society's solar sailing spacecraft.

Bringing Orion Home: How the U.S. Navy will pluck our future astronauts from the sea

Jason Davis • February 14, 2014 • 19

When our future astronauts splash down into the Pacific Ocean aboard an Orion capsule, Mike Generale, NASA, and the U.S. Navy will be waiting for them.

The Mars Exploration Family Portrait is expanding, and I need your help

Jason Davis • February 06, 2014 • 14

The Mars Exploration Family Portrait is expanding to cover the entire solar system! But before we proceed, I'm asking for feedback.

How to get a satellite to geostationary orbit

Jason Davis • January 17, 2014 • 15

Mike Loucks helps provide a beginner's walk-through of the orbital mechanics behind geosynchronous and geostationary satellites.

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