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.

NASA’s Juno Exits Safe Mode 
NASA’s Jupiter-orbiting Juno spacecraft emerged from several days in safe mode earlier this week and executed a maneuver to help set up its next close pass of the gas giant.
Space Station Ambulance Options Studied 
International Space Station crews may have been lucky so far, but the time has come for NASA and its partners to equip the six-person outpost with a specially configured ambulance, according to former U.S. astronaut Steve Robinson.
Orbital’s Cygnus Re-supply Capsule Berthed To Station 
On Oct. 27 astronauts are scheduled to begin unloading the capsule.
U.S., Russian Soyuz Crew Docks With ISS  1
Russia’s Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft, carrying a three-man U.S. and Russian crew, docked successfully with the International Space Station early Oct. 21.
NASA’s Juno Jupiter Probe Enters Safe Mode 
NASA’s Jupiter-orbiting Juno spacecraft has slipped into a computer safe mode, suspending all data gathering.
U.S., Russian Crew Departs For ISS 
A three-man U.S. and Russian crew is expected to reach the International Space Station (ISS) early Oct. 21.
Sluggish Valve Prompts Delay In Juno Maneuver 
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and spacecraft builder Lockheed Martin Space Systems are troubleshooting the sluggish performance of two propulsion system helium check valves aboard the Juno spacecraft.
Cosmic Galaxy Count Soars To 2 Trillion 
The observable universe is awash in galaxies, literally.
Hurricane Nicole Holds Up Space Station Mission 
Hurricane Nicole was forecast to strengthen before passing over or near Bermuda on Oct. 13, possibly triggering a further delay in an International Space Station resupply mission.
NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Recovers From Matthew 
Damages to NASA's Kennedy Space Center from Hurricane Matthew are expected to total “millions of dollars,” according to the center's director.
Nautilus-X Concept ‘Real Option,’ Ex-NASA Official Says  3
The Nautilus-X spacecraft concept is a "real option," a NASA retiree says.
Radiation Experiments Show Rodent Brain Damage, Study Shows 
Radiation exposures that human explorers are likely to encounter from galactic cosmic radiation on deep space missions to the Martian environs appear responsible for long-term brain damage in rodents that served as human analogue subjects in ground-based experiments.
NASA To Survey Hurricane Damage To Kennedy Space Center 
The powerful storm cleared KSC at mid-morning Oct. 7, leaving what appeared to be limited roof damage to buildings and other facilities, disrupted electrical and water utilities and scattered debris, according to NASA.
Russia Set To Launch Next Space Station Crew Oct. 19 
Roscosmos, the Russian federal space agency, has set Oct. 19 as the new launch date for the Soyuz MS-02 with a three-man U.S. and Russian crew to the International Space Station.
Space Coast Braces For ‘Monster’ Matthew 
Hurricane Matthew strengthened to a “monster” Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 140 mph on Oct. 6 as it approached Florida’s Space Coast, home to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral.

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