Frank Morring, Jr., Aviation Week’s longtime space technology editor, is retiring, after a storied journalism career of more than 40 years.
To Aviation Week’s audience and space leaders around the world, Frank’s lively and learned prose has long been the “space technology” in Aviation Week & Space Technology. Frank grew up with the U.S. civil space program in Huntsville, Alabama, and went to school with Werner von Braun’s children. Frank launched his career at Huntsville’s hometown newspaper, which promoted him to its Washington bureau in 1979. He joined Aerospace Daily 10 years later.
Since 2007, he has led space coverage across Aviation Week in all our outlets (market briefings, magazines, special projects,, etc.). And along the way he won numerous awards – certainly every one in the space field.
Frank and his wife, Bea, have sold their house on Capitol Hill and bought a farm in Virginia’s horse country, where he plans to continue writing. His last day in the Arlington office will be June 30. Space is one of the core coverage areas of Aviation Week. Frank set the bar high, and we intend to keep it high.