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.

Soyuz Maneuvers Open ISS Docking Port For Taxi Mission 
Long-duration International Space Station crewmembers Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko joined their soon-to-depart commander, Gennady Padalka, aboard the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft early Aug. 28 for a brief flight to exchange parking spots on the orbiting science laboratory.
Orion Survives Parachute Drop Test 
An engineering mockup of NASA’s Orion crew exploration capsule settled intact onto the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground in southwest Arizona Aug. 26, marking a successful conclusion to a key high-altitude drop test of the spacecraft’s parachute recovery system.
Japanese Cargo Delivery Eases ISS Supply Crunch  2
Restocking, including crucial filters for environmental control systems, will keep the space station productive with six crewmembers
NanoRacks Reaches ISS With New Commercial Exposed Lab 
NanoRacks plans to open commercial research access to the outside of the International Space Station by the spring of 2016 following the arrival of the company’s External Payload Platform earlier this week aboard the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s HTV-5 resupply capsule.
NASA Extends Raytheon Contract For Training, Mockup Facilities 
NASA’s Johnson Space Center has awarded the Raytheon Co. a potential $122.8 million, four-year contract extension for the support of agency spaceflight training and spacecraft mockup facilities.
Japan’s HTV-5 Reaches Space Station To Ease Resupply Concerns 
The berthing of the fifth cargo mission of the year is expected to sustain six-person operations aboard the orbiting science laboratory late into 2015, while U.S. commercial resuppliers Orbital ATK and SpaceX continue their recoveries from recent launch failures.
NASA’s Mars 2020 Project Seeks Landing Site Evaluation Expertise 
NASA’s Mars Exploration Program seeks proposals from industry, academia and nonprofit research organizations for environmental evaluations of candidate landing sites for the agency’s Mars 2020 rover mission.
Japan Launches Fifth ISS Resupply Mission 
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s weather-delayed fifth resupply mission to the International Space Station embarked on a five-day trek to the six-person orbiting science laboratory early Aug. 19 with a successful liftoff from the Tanegashima Space Center.
NASA Pursues ISS Commercial Exposure Lab 
Agreement calls for experimental facility and sample carriers to begin traveling to the International Space Station in early 2017.
Astronaut Calcium Tests May Improve Bone Monitoring 
Findings from bone loss studies conducted on NASA space shuttle astronauts are helping to develop blood and urine tests that could ease the monitoring of osteoporosis and bone marrow cancer, according to a research team from Arizona State University and the Mayo Clinic.
NASA Pledges Eight University Grants For Space Technology  1
Researchers from eight U.S. universities will pursue early stage advances in support of NASA space program technology needs that range from high temperature tolerant solar cells and enhanced thermal protection systems to food production.
Japan Reschedules Space Station Cargo Mission Launch 
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has rescheduled the launch of its fifth resupply mission to the International Space Station for Aug. 19, following two previous delays blamed on heavy rains at Tanageshima Space Center.
Russian Cargo Capsule Leaves Space Station 
Russia’s Progress 58 cargo capsule departed the International Space Station early Aug. 14, kicking off a month-long series of spacecraft comings and goings that will bring supplies and new crewmembers to the six-person orbiting science laboratory.
ISS Commercial Exposed Lab In The Works 
Alpha Space Test and Research Alliance has reached a cooperative agreement with NASA that will establish a commercial materials exposure lab outside the International Space Station, a facility being structured for clients well beyond the traditional military and civil aerospace communities.
Space Station Astronauts Eat Space-Grown Lettuce 
ISS crewmembers have taken a first, small bite out of the problem of keeping astronauts fed on deep-space missions.

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