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
Flat Space Budgets Make Cooperation Tricky 1
Export controls on space hardware and competition for public funds further complicate space cooperation.
Amazon.com Billionaire Wants to Leave His Mark on Space 
Amazon.com Billionaire Jeff Bezos has placed his marks on and off the planet.
Civil Space Using More Public-Private Partnerships 
Following the ISS model, civil space agencies are tapping private partners for spaceflight developments
China Finding Its Way Into World Space Community 
The Chinese space station is offering a range of opportunities for international coooperation
FAA Issues Recommendations On Spacecraft Development 
The FAA’s new “best practices” manual draws on its 100 years of aviation safety lessons learned
Space Cooperation Continues Despite Geopolitics 
Intra-nation tensions related to Ukraine situation and other matters have left space partnerships relatively unscathed
Overhead Sensors Aid Earthquake Response 
Satellites enable everything from better weather forecasts to smartphones; we would literally be lost without them.
NASA’s Commercial Crew Awards Set To Open Door To LEO 
NASA Commercial Crew Contract Contenders Still Have Eyes On Prize
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
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