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.

Articles
Orion’s ‘Trial By Fire’ Delivers Data For Final Design 

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/JOHNSON SPACE CENTER — NASA’s new Orion crew capsule flew its first test in space with clocklike precision Friday, using two unmanned orbits that took it deeper into space than any human spacecraft has gone since Apollo 17 before a bull’s-eye splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.

New Horizons Wakes Up For Its Pluto Flyby 2
At 9:53 p.m. EST on Dec. 6 the 70-meter Deep Space Network antenna at Canberra, Australia, received a signal from the 478-kg (1,050-lb.) spacecraft indicating that it had switched from hibernation to active mode for the 18th time since it was launched on Jan. 19, 2006.
Orion’s ‘Trial By Fire’ Delivers Data For Final Design 39
NASA’s new Orion crew capsule flew its first test in space with clocklike precision Friday, using two unmanned orbits that took it deeper into space than any human spacecraft has gone since Apollo 17 before a bull’s-eye splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.
Orion’s Deep-Space Data Scoop 
NASA’s new Orion crew capsule flew its first test in space with clocklike precision Friday, using two unmanned orbits that took it deeper into space than any human spacecraft has gone since Apollo 17, and then achieved a bull’s-eye splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.
Antares Pad Out Of Commission Until 2016 
Repairs to the state-owned oceanside launch pad damaged in the Oct. 28 explosion of an Orbital Sciences Corp. Antares launch vehicle will take about 12 months, including removal of soil contaminated by the toxic propellants in the vehicle.
Unmanned Orion Flight Will Stress Systems To Reduce Uncertainty 
Thursday’s planned flight test of an unmanned Orion crew capsule has been designed to put the maximum stress on those parts of the vehicle that pose some of the greatest risks for future missions with humans on board.
Bolden Meets Human-Spaceflight Chief During China Visit 2
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden met with Wang Zhaoyao, director of the China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO), during a visit to Beijing last month that was organized – with congressional approval – to share information on air traffic management.
Augustine Gives Human-spaceflight A Mixed Review 
Five years after his most recent advisory panel, Norm Augustine sees NASA making some progress toward human spaceflight, but hurdles remain.
Orion Flight Test Ready To Take Human Spaceflight Beyond Low Earth Orbit 8
Deep space is the ultimate focus of Exploration Flight Test-1, because the Orion capsule is the vehicle that will keep crew members alive during some of the most dynamic minutes of missions to the “proving ground,” around the Moon and, ultimately Mars.
XCOR Hot-Fire Tests Piston Pump With LOX, Hydrogen 
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XCOR Aerospace has used its unique piston-pump technology to move two cryogenic propellants in a hot-fire test of the XR-5H25 engine it is developing as a pathfinder for a potential advanced upper-stage engine for United Launch Alliance (ULA) in the same class as the RL-10 engine in use today on the Atlas and Delta expendable launch vehicles.

Japan Sending Another Probe To Return Asteroid Samples 
Japan is scheduled to launch Hayabusa-2 on a six-year mission to return samples from the asteroid 1999 JU3. Four landers are designed to explore the C-type asteroid’s surface before the main spacecraft itself touches down for two or three grab-and-go sample harvests.
Lidar Scanner To Boost ISS Earth-observation role
Cats lidar scanner, to be sent to the ISS by SpaceX, will enable new weather forecasting and environmental observation capabilities
 
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