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.

Comet Flyby Produces Reams Of Data—From Mars 
Space community receives a bumper crop of information from Mars-orbiting spacecraft, planet-based rovers and amateur astronomers worldwide
NASA, SpaceX Share Data On Supersonic Retropropulsion 5
An innovative partnership between NASA and SpaceX is giving the U.S. space agency an early look at what it would take to land multi-ton habitats and supply caches on Mars for human explorers, while providing sophisticated infrared imagery to help the spacecraft company develop a reusable launch vehicle.
65th IAC Shows How Hard It Is To Cooperate 
Some of the answers were on display at the 65th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) just concluded in Toronto, both in the remarks of many participants and the actions of the host government in Ottawa.
Iodine Offers Advantages Over Xenon For Electric Propulsion 
The goal of deep-space exploration is driving many technological benefits, including a high-efficiency iodine-fueled RF ion microthruster
Partnership Measuring Greenhouse Gas From World’s Cities 3
One of the almost three dozen symposia scheduled during the International Astronautical Congress dealt with issues of Earth observation from space.
Space Assets Needed To Guide Politicians On Climate 
Penny-pinching politicians and those who reject the evidence that human activity is changing Earth’s climate are making it hard for scientists to continue providing the data from space needed to monitor and try to manage the effects of inaction
Photos from the International Astronautical Conference
Frank Morring took these photos on the floor of this year's IAC in Toronto.
Flat Space Budgets Make Cooperation Tricky 1
Export controls on space hardware and competition for public funds further complicate space cooperation. Billionaire Wants to Leave His Mark on Space
Blue Origin, the startup space company endowed by founder Jeff Bezos, has generated a fair amount of smoke and fire at its West Texas test site, but very little publicity.
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
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Oct 30, 2014

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Oct 29, 2014

Poland and Germany Deepen Army Cooperation

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