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
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
SpaceX Alum Goes After Falcon 1 Market With Firefly 6
Aerospike revival, advances in composite structures are shaping design of low-cost smallsat launch vehicle
Cubesat Advances Attract Scientists, Entrepreneurs 
Tight government budgets and commercial potential drive tiny spacecraft to powerful capabilities
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