Frank Morring, Jr.

Senior Editor, Space, Aviation Week & Space Technology

Posts by Frank Morring, Jr.

Glenn's 1962 Pilot Report From The NASA Mercury Mission

John Glenn's Mercury pilot report, published in Aviation Week & Space Technology in 1962, shows he has the "right stuff."....More

Lessons From Space Shuttle Columbia (1981)

The space shuttle was a magnificent machine, the most capable spaceship ever built. It was also a fragile monster that required an expensive standing....More

Gemini 8: First Docking, First Space Emergency (1966)

Like most missions with the two-seat Gemini capsules, Gemini 8 started out to be a first. As it turned out, there were two firsts in the mission....More
in On Space Jun 16, 2014

Photos: Soviet Shuttle Dreams To Dust

The flightworthy Buran was destroyed on May 12, 2002, when a roof at Baikonur’s Site 112 collapsed, apparently from a combination of poor maintenance....More
in On Space Apr 01, 2014

Starting Point

Reaction has been less than enthusiastic to NASA's plan to catch a small asteroid....More
in On Space Mar 28, 2014

NASA Operates in the Shadow of Columbia

There is a ghost in the room – actually seven of them....More
in On Space Nov 01, 2013

First Flight

Sierra Nevada Corp. released this video of the one-minute drop test of its Dream Chaser prototype over Edwards Air Force Base, which clearly shows....More
in On Space Sep 26, 2013

Visit Vesta

Here's something you don't see very day - never before, in fact....More
in On Space Sep 19, 2013

Forgetting 'the First A in NASA'

Brazilian hackers upset over leaked reports that the U.S. National Security Agency spied on President Dilma Roussef and the state-run oil company....More

Neil Armstrong's Finest Moment (2009)

Forty years after landing on the Moon, Neil Armstrong explains why the Apollo program successes were not miraculous....More
A Century of Aviation Week

Aviation Week & Space Technology is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. In a series of blogs, our editors highlight editorial content from the magazine's long and rich history.


Aug 26, 2016

When Aviation Week Was Accused of Treason -- The Back Story Revealed 6

A 1957 revelation that the U.S. was tracking Soviet missile launches from a secret radar in Turkey has its roots in sleuthing of students from Kettering Grammar School in the UK....More
Aug 23, 2016

When Aviation Week Was Accused Of Treason 23

Aviation Week editors routinely get blowback when they write about sensitive topics, and the best example of that may be an October 1957 story that revealed the U.S. had been tracking Russian missile launches from advanced long-range radar units in Turkey....More
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