Jefferson Morris

Editor-in-Chief, Aerospace Daily & Defense Report

Washington, DC


Jeff has been involved in aerospace journalism since the mid 1990s. Prior to joining Aviation Week, Jeff served as managing editor of Launchspace magazine and the International Space Industry Report. He has been the editor and chief of Aviation Week's Aerospace Daily & Defense Report since 2007 and has been a regular contributor to Aviation Week magazine. He received his B.A. from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va.


Podcast: Tech Talk On NASA’s Dragonfly Mission To Titan

By Jefferson Morris Oct 14, 2020
In this special edition Check 6 Tech Talk, we speak to Elizabeth Turtle, the principal investigator of NASA’s upcoming Dragonfly mission.

Amid COVID-19, Shifts Seen In Military Aircraft Competitions

By Jefferson Morris Jul 31, 2020
An Aviation Week panel sees significant changes coming in global military aircraft procurement over the next several years, as countries battered by the biggest global economic contraction since World War II look to simultaneously scale back defense spending and prop up their indigenous industries.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Human Spaceflight Veterans Share Advice For SpaceX

By Jefferson Morris May 13, 2020
Listen to your experts, listen to your vehicle, and expect the unexpected. That’s the advice a panel of human spaceflight veterans has for SpaceX as the company prepares for its landmark Demo-2 flight to the International Space Station (ISS) later this month, which will restore the U.S. human orbital spaceflight capability lost after the 2011 retirement of the space shuttle.