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.

Bolden Names New NASA Science Chief 
University of Michigan professor Thomas Zurbuchen will join NASA as associate administrator for science.
Osiris-Rex Instrumentation Clears Post-launch Checkout 
NASA’s Osiris-Rex asteroid sample return mission spacecraft has successfully concluded a week-long checkout of a half dozen primary science and navigational instruments.
Hubble Finds Europa’s Astrobiological Stock Rising 
Observations of Jupiter’s intriguing ice- and ocean-covered moon Europa made with the Hubble Space Telescope offer the first visual evidence for geyser-like plumes of salty water erupting 125 mi. into space.
NASA’s Rapid Prototyping Lab Works Orion Crew Interface 
In a modest facility at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, a small team of experts leads an effort to develop the dashboard displays that will enable astronauts to interact with Orion.
NASA Scores High In Workplace Survey 
NASA ranks second among the largest U.S. federal agencies on two workforce fronts, engagement and global job satisfaction, a survey shows.
NASA Plots Affordable Human Phobos, Mars Missions 
If NASA’s aspirations of reaching Mars with humans are to succeed, policymakers must address a demanding set of requirements, two agency mission architecture veterans say.
Roscosmos Delays Soyuz Crew Launch To Space Station 
An officially unspecified technical issue will delay the planned Sept. 23 launching of Russia’s Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft with a three-man U.S. and Russian crew to the International Space Station.
NASA Opens Competition For Asteroid Mission Participation 
NASA is increasing opportunities for broader engagement in its two-phase Asteroid Redirect Mission.
Study: Collision That Formed Moon Partially Vaporized Earth 
New data supports a model for the Moon’s formation involving a very high-energy collision between the Earth and another large planetary body 4.5 billion years ago.
NASA’s Osiris-Rex Bound For Asteroid Bennu  20
The $1 billion probe's long journey will place it at the 1,600-ft.-wide asteroid Bennu in August 2018.
IG Questions NASA’s Orion Development Strategy 
NASA’s efforts to develop its Orion crewed spacecraft are following a course punctuated by safety, cost and schedule risks, the agency’s inspector general says.
U.S., Russian Space Station Crew Descends Safely To Earth 
Three International Space Station crewmembers returned safely to Earth late Sept. 6.
First U.S. Asteroid Sample Return Mission Rolls To Pad 
NASA’s Osiris-Rex asteroid sample return mission rolled out atop its United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket to Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral on Sept. 7.
Dawn Starts Maneuver To Stretch Astrobiological Mission  32
NASA’s nine-year-old Dawn mission spacecraft began a spiraling, five-week climb above the dwarf planet Ceres on Sept. 2, a maneuver intended to conserve hydrazine fuel and allow for extended science observations at one of the Solar System’s most intriguing astrobiological prospects.
Dawn Spacecraft Begins Mission-Extending Maneuver 
NASA’s nine-year-old Dawn mission spacecraft began a spiraling, five-week climb above the dwarf planet Ceres on Sept. 2.

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