Irene Klotz

Space Editor

Cape Canaveral, FL

Summary

Irene Klotz is Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International. She also worked with Discovery Communications, Discovery News and was a founding member of Space.com.

Irene cut her teeth on the space beat at Florida Today newspaper, a business writer enchanted by the colorful entrepreneurs who wanted access to Air Force launch facilities and assets after commercial payloads were taken off the space shuttles following the 1986 Challenger accident. Commercial space remains the focus of her work, along with a keen interest in the search for life beyond Earth.

A graduate of Northwestern University, Irene is the 2014 recipient of the Harry Kolcum Memorial News and Communications Award, named in honor of the late Aviation Week managing editor and Cape Canaveral senior editor who was among Irene’s earliest mentors.

Articles

Snapped Cable Damage Shuts Down Arecibo Observatory

By Irene Klotz Aug 11, 2020
Operations at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico have been suspended after the telescope’s reflector dish was damaged by a snapped cable, the University of Central Florida (UCF), which co-manages the National Science Foundation facility, said on Aug. 11.
Space

Incumbents ULA And SpaceX Retain U.S. Military Space Launch Business

By Irene Klotz Aug 11, 2020
Northrop Grumman and Blue Origin hoped to wrest contracts from incumbents ULA and SpaceX.
Space

Space Force, NRO Stick With ULA, SpaceX For Launch Services

By Lee Hudson Aug 07, 2020
The U.S. national security space agencies will remain with incumbents United Launch Alliance and SpaceX for medium and heavy-lift launch services over the next five years
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