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.

Antares Failure Tightens ISS Deliveries Indefinitely
Contingency planning and the multi-vehicle approach to supplying the International Space Station will mitigate the effects of the worst accident to hit human spaceflight since the Columbia disaster, but not without some belt-tightening and lesson-learning in the months ahead.
NASA IG Calls For Closer Scrutiny Of Planetary Mission Extensions 

The nonprofit that manages research on the U.S. National Laboratory portion of the International Space Station is looking for flight proposals “seeking access to remote sensing capabilities on the International Space Station (ISS) for Earth-based energy applications.” The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (Casis) is inviting commercial and academic investigators to propose studies for identifying or improving terrestrial applications for energy capture, storage, and/or sustainability.

U.S. Lunar Mission Reveals Long Running Volcanism 

HOUSTON — Studies of smooth, low, rounded mounds near patches of rough, blocky terrain revealed by high-resolution cameras aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter suggest the Moon was volcanically active within the past 50 million years – or much more recently and for longer than previous evidence suggested, according to a study led by Arizona State University (ASU) researchers.

Cargo Mission Paces ISS Plans, SpaceX Reusability Strategy 
The flight will kick off a busy six weeks aboard the orbiting science laboratory, as well as another opportunity for Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX to advance its Falcon 9 first-stage reuse strategy.
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