Frank Morring, Jr.

Senior Editor, Space, Aviation Week & Space Technology

Posts by Frank Morring, Jr.

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
in On Space Apr 27, 2013

Another Route To Space

Launch of the Orbital Sciences Corp. Antares liquid-fueled rocket Sunday gives NASA a second U.S.-owned vehicle to use in resupplying the....More
From The Archives

Aviation Week is approaching its 100th anniversary in 2016. In a series of blogs, our editors highlight editorial content from the magazine's long and rich history.


Oct 8, 2015

The Case Of The Missing F-117 Parts (2001) 24

How AW&ST found out what had happened to the remains of a shot-down F-117....More
Sep 18, 2015

The U.S.-Russian Moon Landing That Never Happened (1963) 9

U.S. President John F. Kennedy is well known for the 1961 speech to Congress in which he made the Apollo program a national goal....More
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