Press Release

Frank Morring, Jr., Senior Editor, Space at Aviation Week, Honored with Media Award from National Space Club-Huntsville

By SpaceRef Editor
November 2, 2010
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The National Space Club in Huntsville, Alabama, has bestowed its 2010 Media Award to Frank Morring, Jr. Aviation Week’s senior editor, space. Each year, this prestigious award honors an individual or group that has made a significant contribution to public knowledge and understanding of astronautics and its impact upon our nation and all mankind. The award was presented to an audience of aerospace professionals, business and community leaders, and NASA and military officials at the Club’s 22nd Annual Dr. Werhner von Braun Memorial Dinner on October 27 in Huntsville.

Frank Morring, Jr., is a senior editor covering space for Aviation Week and coordinates space coverage across all bureaus and publications. He has been a journalist for 35 years, specializing in aerospace for over 20 years. Mr. Morring joined Aviation Week in 1989 as a defense/space reporter. He began his career working for his hometown daily in Huntsville, Alabama, and moved to Washington, D.C. in 1979 as a correspondent for the Birmingham Post-Herald. He later covered the Cold War/Pentagon for Scripps-Howard News Service. Mr. Morring received a degree in comparative literature from Dartmouth College.

“Frank’s contributions to the space and media industries are exceptional, promoting understanding and furthering progress in one of society’s most essential endeavors of exploration,” said Greg Hamilton, president, Aviation Week. “We here at Aviation Week are very proud of his well-deserved recognition.” “Frank is one of the premier aerospace journalists who covers developments in human and robotic space exploration,” said Anthony L. Velocci, Jr., editor-in-chief of Aviation Week & Space Technology. “His insightful reporting and writing for Aviation Week’s print and online media channels are considered must-read intelligence among space industry professionals.”

Founded in 1985, the National Space Club-Huntsville aims to locally further the efforts of the National Space Club, the foremost entity devoted to fostering education and leadership excellence in space activity. Through the Club, senior members of government, industry and academia work together on a range of activities, programs and awards, such as the Media Award, that promote space leadership and education.

About Aviation Week:

AVIATION WEEK, part of The McGraw-Hill Companies, is the largest multimedia information and services provider to the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries, and includes, Aviation Week & Space Technology, Defense Technology International, Business & Commercial Aviation, Overhaul & Maintenance, ShowNews, Aviation Daily, Aerospace Daily & Defense Report, The Weekly of Business Aviation, World Aerospace Database, Aviation Week Intelligence Network, MRO Links and MRO Prospector. The group also produces major events around the world.

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