Frank Morring, Jr.

Frank Morring, Jr.
Senior Editor, Space,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Frank is a Senior Editor and has been a journalist for 40 years, specializing in aerospace for over 20 years. Frank joined Aviation Week in 1989 as a defense/space reporter and senior space technology editor. In 2007 he was named deputy managing editor/space, responsible for coordinating space coverage across all bureaus and publications. 
Frank began his career working for his hometown daily in Huntsville, Alabama, and moved to Washington in 1979 as correspondent for the Birmingham Post-Herald. He later covered the Cold War Pentagon for Scripps-Howard News Service. 
Frank received a degree in comparative literature from Dartmouth College. He has Goddard and Von Braun media awards from the National Space Club, and a Neal Award.

FAA Issues Recommendations On Spacecraft Development 
The FAA’s new “best practices” manual draws on its 100 years of aviation safety lessons learned
Space Cooperation Continues Despite Geopolitics 
Intra-nation tensions related to Ukraine situation and other matters have left space partnerships relatively unscathed
Overhead Sensors Aid Earthquake Response 
Satellites enable everything from better weather forecasts to smartphones; we would literally be lost without them.
NASA’s Commercial Crew Awards Set To Open Door To LEO 
NASA Commercial Crew Contract Contenders Still Have Eyes On Prize
ULA Buying RD-180 Replacement From Blue Origin 
Blue Origin Tackles RD-180 Engine Replacement
Podcast: Match Made in Space -- New Companies and Traditional Giants
Major developments in Commercial Crew and rocket engines are the subject of this week’s podcast.
ISS Serves As Eagle Eye For Earth
Watching our planet from the ISS
Engine Makers Pushing AM, Other Technologies For RD-180 Replacement 3
RD-180 prototype replacement could be ready to test in 2.5 years
Maven Mission Could Help Unlock Mars’s Secrets
‘Goldilocks zones’ are a matter of time as well as space
Siding Spring Comet To Give Oort Cloud Close-up 
Scientists and spacecraft operators are set for a unique comet flyby
Two Orbiters, One Comet Arriving At Mars Soon
Two orbiters and a comet are all poised to add to the traffic in the skies of Mars
NASA Space Techies Stretch Budgets With Partnerships 
Push comes to pull in NASA space tech
Commercial Crew Vehicle Choice Will Lead To Flight-Testing 3
How to flight-test a crew space capsule
Latest Blogs
Oct 30, 2014

Daylight Reveals Post-Antares Damage At Wallops

NASA’s Wallops Incident Response Team has reported on its initial assessment following the catastrophic failure of Orbital Science’s Antares rocket shortly after liftoff on Oct. 28, from Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia....More
Oct 30, 2014

Gabon Buys 12 Aravis

Gabon has become the third client for the 4x4 Aravis made by French defence company Nexter, after signing a contract on 29 October to procure 12 of these 12.5 ton heavily armoured vehicles....More
Oct 29, 2014

Poland and Germany Deepen Army Cooperation

Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak and German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen signed a statement of intent to increase Polish-German army cooperation on the fringes of the annual Bundeswehr conference in Berlin on 29 October. German Ministry of Defense photo by Thomas Imo...More
Oct 28, 2014

Virtual Training

The Euronaval show in Paris this week is not one where one expects to see demonstrations of people wearing strange electronic gadgets and sensors. That is usually reserved for homeland security shows such as Milipol or air-land shows such as Eurosatory....More
Oct 28, 2014

Turnkey Not Smorgasbord

In the competition for the most futuristic looking vessel at the Euronaval show being held this week in Paris I would put the clear front runner as the Fast Attack Craft on the Saab stand....More

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