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Irene Klotz

Space Editor

Cape Canaveral, FL

Summary

Irene Klotz is Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International. She also worked with Discovery Communications, Discovery News and was a founding member of Space.com.

Irene cut her teeth on the space beat at Florida Today newspaper, a business writer enchanted by the colorful entrepreneurs who wanted access to Air Force launch facilities and assets after commercial payloads were taken off the space shuttles following the 1986 Challenger accident. Commercial space remains the focus of her work, along with a keen interest in the search for life beyond Earth.

A graduate of Northwestern University, Irene is the 2014 recipient of the Harry Kolcum Memorial News and Communications Award, named in honor of the late Aviation Week managing editor and Cape Canaveral senior editor who was among Irene’s earliest mentors.

Articles

SpaceX Crew Dragon Aces High-Altitude Abort Test

By Irene Klotz Jan 19, 2020
The test is the last major milestone before a crewed flight test to the International Space Station as early as March. ...
Defense and Space

SLS Core Stage Shipped To Stennis For Green Run

By Irene Klotz Jan 17, 2020
After nearly a decade of development, NASA’s biggest, most complicated launch vehicle is ready for testing. ...
Defense and Space

Rocket Lab Moving To Long Beach, California

By Irene Klotz Jan 14, 2020
Rocket Lab is building a new headquarters, mission control center and production complex in Long Beach, also home to rival Virgin Orbit. ...
Defense and Space

 

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