about us


ROCKETGUT! is a space, art and culture website by Jason Davis and Porter McDonald.


Jason Davis has been writing about spaceflight since 2011. He holds a master's degree in journalism from the University of Arizona, where he specialized in science writing and digital media. He is a digital editor for The Planetary Society, and a contributor for NBC News. In 2018, he returned to the UA School of Journalism as an adjunct professor.

wheel selfie.jpg

Porter McDonald has been an educator for almost ten years and an artist for even longer.  While not born in the American Southwest, Porter received a BA in Studio Art and an MA in Art Education from the University of Arizona. Having fully infused the Sonoran Desert and its culture into his being, he and his wife decided to stay raising his two desert rat daughters in Tucson. Porter’s work includes large-scale paintings and murals as well as smaller comics and cartoons.