Mark Carreau

Mark Carreau
Space Contributor,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Mark is based in Houston, where he has written on aerospace for more than 25 years. While at the Houston Chronicle, he was recognized by the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation in 2006 for his professional contributions to the public understanding of America's space program through news reporting. He has written on U. S. space policy as well as NASA's human and space science initiatives.
 
Mark was recognized by the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors and Headliners Foundation as well as the Chronicle in 2004 for news coverage of the shuttle Columbia tragedy and its aftermath.
 
He is a graduate of the University of Kansas and holds a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from Kansas State University.
 
 

Articles
SpaceX Dragon Aborts First ISS Rendezvous Attempt 
SpaceX’s 10th NASA-contracted resupply mission capsule carried out an onboard computer-commanded abort of its automated approach to the International Space Station early Feb. 22 because of an apparent relative navigation error.
Russian Progress Cargo Capsule Launches To Space Station 
Russia’s Progress MS-05 resupply mission spacecraft was on course for an automated docking with the six-person International Space Station early Feb. 24 following a successful liftoff.
NASA Considers Increasing Station Crew Size  7
Increasing from three to four the number of astronauts assigned to the station's U.S. segment could double research activities, NASA believes.
NASA’s Juno To Stick With 53-Day Jupiter Orbit 
NASA’s Science Mission Directorate has elected to maintain the $1.13 billion Juno mission spacecraft at Jupiter in its current 53-day orbit rather than attempt a once-planned propulsive maneuver that would cut the orbital period to 14 days but introduce unwanted risk.
NASA Studies Larger Space Station Crew 
NASA and Roscosmos are discussing whether to increase staffing in the International Space Station's U.S. segment from three to four astronauts.
NASA’s Dawn Finds Organics At Ceres 
Ceres, the largest of the Solar System’s main belt asteroids, shows evidence of surface organics, the carbon-based building blocks for life, according to new findings from NASA’s Dawn mission spacecraft.
First ESA Deorbit Spacecraft Mission Penciled In For 2023  1
ESA has tentatively set a date for launching its first attempt at a spacecraft that can help gather space debris.
NASA Assessment Suggests Europa Within Reach By 2031 
NASA has released a detailed scientific assessment of a potential mission to the intriguing Jovian moon Europa that would touch down on the icy moon in 2031.
Some SLS Production Resumes At Tornado-Ravaged Michoud 
Some production work resumed amid recovery activities at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans on Feb. 13, six days after a tornado swept across the 829-acre, 81-facility site.
Scientists Back Three Mars 2020 Landing Sites 
Participants in a NASA-hosted workshop have narrowed from eight to three the number of prime-candidate landing sites for the agency’s next rover mission to Mars.
NASA’s Use Of Cloud Lagging, Vulnerable, IG Says  1
NASA’s embrace of cloud computing has been slowed by weaknesses that leave some data stored in cloud environments at risk, an inspector general's audit says.
SpaceX ISS Mission To Park Satellite Serving Tech At ISS 
NASA’s Satellite Servicing Products Division is counting on SpaceX’s CRS 10 resupply mission to the International Space Station to help kick off two years of autonomous rendezvous and docking system technology development.
NASA Assesses Michoud Tornado Damage 
NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility remained closed Feb. 8 to assess damage from a major tornado that struck a day earlier.
Experts Puzzled by Mars Water Saga  3
Something about ancient Mars is not adding up, and it’s not for lack of trying.
Quasar Observations Refine Hubble Constant Estimates 
H0LiCOW, an international collaboration of astronomers, has developed an independent estimate for the Hubble Constant.
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