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.

Juno Makes First Jupiter Flyby 
NASA’s Juno spacecraft swooped close to the cloud tops of giant Jupiter for its first orbital flyby on Aug. 27, with all instrumentation and communications channels operating in expected fashion, mission managers said.
SpaceX Dragon Returns ISS Science Cargo To Earth 
SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft splashed down Friday with a 3,300-lb. return cargo just over 5 1/2 hours after departing the six-person International Space Station.
Spacewalkers To Retract Space Station Radiator 
International Space Station commander Jeff Williams is set to embark on a planned 6- to 7-hr. spacewalk with fellow NASA astronaut Kate Rubins on Sept. 1 to retract a 44-ft.-long radiator panel extended nearly four years ago to deal with a long-resolved ammonia coolant leak.
Planet With Earth-like Qualities Orbiting Closest Star 
A British-led team of international astronomers has discovered a rocky, Earth-like planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our Solar System.
NASA’s Stereo-B Ends Long Silence 
NASA has re-established contact with Stereo-B, one of two extended-mission spacecraft launched into solar orbit nearly a decade ago to study the nature of coronal mass ejections, the solar wind and the Sun’s far side.
ISS Commander To Set New U.S. Career Spaceflight Record 
Veteran NASA astronaut Jeff Williams will break the U.S. record for time accumulated in space over a career on Aug. 24.
Spacewalkers Install Crew Docking Port On ISS 
When the U.S. resumes launching its own astronauts, they will again have a place to park as their commercially operated Boeing and SpaceX crew transports approach the International Space Station.
Asteroid Mission Could Shed Light On Origins Of Life On Earth  12
The U.S.-led mission to collect samples from asteroid Bennu could also provide valuable information about the possibility that an asteroid collision could wipe out life on the planet.
Docking Adaptor Robotically Positioned For ISS Spacewalk 
NASA ground controllers overcame an unexpected obstruction as they issued commands to the International Space Station’s robot arm late Aug. 17 and early Aug. 18 to extract the first docking assembly for use by future U.S. commercial crew spacecraft from a SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule and reposition the hardware at the front of the orbiting science lab.
NASA Leads Bold Asteroid Encounter 
OSIRIS-REx—the first U.S.-led mission to attempt a roundtrip to an asteroid for the collection of a small sample of surface materials—promises to pay dividends for planetary defense advocates as well as scientists eager for clues to the origins of life on Earth
Russia May Cut Number Of Cosmonauts On Space Station 
Roscosmos, the Russian state space corporation, has told its International Space Station partners that to save costs it may reduce from three to two the number of cosmonauts assigned full time to the six-person International Space Station
ISS To Get First Commercial Crew Vehicle Docking Port 
The orbiting lab’s first external docking port will be dedicated to future moorings of U.S. commercial crew transport spacecraft.
Kepler Forges Ahead After Loss of Third Camera Sensor 
NASA’s exoplanet-seeking Kepler space telescope has resumed science operations after the apparent loss in late July of a third focal plane detector module in the observatory’s photometer, the project manager says.
Deep Space Industries Outlines Proposed Asteroid Mining 
DSI’s long-term plan is to mine planetary bodies for resources and supply them to an emerging space economy.
NASA Expands Deep-Space Habitat Development Activities 
Sierra Nevada Corp. and NanoRacks have joined the ranks of companies working on future deep-space habitat technologies for NASA.

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