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.

Rocky Planet Materials Observed In Oort Cloud Comet 
U.S. and European astronomers believe they have detected a hint of silicate-rich material dating back to the formation of the inner Solar System’s rocky planets emerging from a comet believed to have its origins in the Oort Cloud.
USAF Estimates 40% Savings With GPS III Launch Award To SpaceX 
The U.S. Air Force estimates it has achieved a 40% cost savings with its $82.7 million standalone contract award to SpaceX for the May 2018 launching of the Pentagon’s second GPS III satellite.
ISS Pioneering In Space RNA, DNA Analysis 
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have initiated trials of new laboratory equipment intended to enable routine gene expression analysis of biological specimens in orbit
Astronauts Deploy Philippine Earth Observing Micosatellite 
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station deployed an Earth observing microsatellite developed and assembled by Filipino researchers and engineers with guidance from experts from Japan’s Hokkaido and Tohoku universities early April 27.
NASA’s Challenge: Making Meals That Can Last Five Years  23
To get to Mars, astronauts will need tasty nutritious food that can withstand the demands of space travel.
NASA’s Deep-Space Ambitions Bring Nutritional Challenges 
NASA is studying what - and how - astronauts will need to eat to sustain themselves on future deep-space voyages.
Kepler Telescope Rejoins Novel Alien Planet Search Campaign 
NASA’s exoplanet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope on April 22 resumed its role in a novel gravitational microlensing campaign to seek out extrasolar planets in the outermost orbits of their host stars and Jupiter-sized planets called free floaters that drift between the stars.
NASA Seeks Industry Ideas For New Mars Orbiter 
NASA’s Mars Exploration Program is seeking design proposals from U.S. industry for an advanced Mars Orbiter concept to support a range of future exploration activities, including a robotic sample return mission and human landing site selection.
Space Marathoner Kelly: ‘We Can Go To Mars' 
U.S. space marathoner Scott Kelly flashed his wit and shared his insights into the challenges of long-duration human spaceflight when he and his International Space Station crew mates were honored April 20.
Lockheed's New Asteroid Endeavor Has Deep Roots
The seven-year mission to asteroid Bennu promises to deliver the first pristine samples from the formation of the Solar System’s inner planets.
New Dawn Images Feature Ceres’ Bright Craters 
Bright features that hint at the presence of a briny subsurface water source leap from fresh images of the cratered terrain of the large main belt asteroid Ceres, which is undergoing unprecedented orbital scrutiny from NASA’s Dawn mission spacecraft.
New Inflatable BEAM Module Attached To Space Station  3
Astronauts aboard the station plan to extend and pressurize the prototype for a fabric human habitation module to its full 13 ft. length and 10 1/2 ft. diameter in late May.
Launch Industry Seeks New Heading  1
Will risk-averse legacy providers or emerging players focused on a lower cost, more flexible business model prevail in the changing launch industry?
NOAA Says Implementing New Commercial Space Policy Challenging 
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) acknowledges it faces a complex challenge as it strives to improve the quality and analysis as well as the timely acquisition and distribution of the environmental data it traditionally gathers and distributes to enhance weather forecasting by opening a door for the commercial sector.
Podcast: Commercializing Space - From LEO to Mars
As Senior Space Editor Frank Morring says, companies are looking for "pots of gold" in space. That gold could come from commercial efforts that would extend the life of the International Space Station or to mine water from the Moon. Civilian space agencies might benefit as well—working with each other to reach the Moon and ultimately charting a path to Mars. Frank joins Mark Carreau and Jen DiMascio at the annual space symposium in Colorado Springs and discuss the latest efforts to explore—and profit from—outer space.

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