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.
 
 

Articles
Joint Polar Satellite System-1 Begins Post-Launch Orbit Checkout 
The spacecraft made by Ball Aerospace is the first of four similarly instrumented ones designed to extend severe weather forecasts out as far as seven days.
Study Findings Challenge Mars Water Flows 
New findings from NASA’s 12-year-old Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter suggest sliding sand and dust rather than seasonal flows of briny water are responsible for the 2011 discovery of recurring slope linae on Mars.
NanoRacks Debuts ‘Doublewide’ CubeSat Deployments 
NanoRacks LLC logged the first deployments from the International Space Station of 6U CubeSats in the more mission-capable 2U-by-3U form factor early Nov. 21.
NOAA's Latest Advanced Weather Satellite Launches 
The Ball Aerospace-built JPSS-1 is the first of four similarly instrumented spacecraft developed to extend severe weather forecasts out as far as seven days.
Metal 3D Printing Capabilities Readied For ISS  9
Made In Space the Silicon Valley 3D printing startup, is fashioning a metal fabrication capability for the in-space production of aluminum, stainless steel and titanium components.
JPSS-1 Launch Reset For Nov. 18 
Launch of the NOAA/NASA Joint Polar Satellite System-1 satellite from Vandenberg AFB, California, has been rescheduled for early Nov. 18.
Strong Upper Level Winds Delay JPSS-1 Launch 
Launch of the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 spacecraft was tentatively rescheduled for early Nov. 16 after strong winds prompted the latest halt in the countdown on Nov 15.
Orbital’s Cygnus Delivers More Than Cargo 
Orbital ATK’s eighth NASA-contracted Cygnus resupply mission capsule reached the International Space Station early Nov. 14 with a 7,400-lb. cargo intended to support a wide range of activities.
JPSS-1 Launch Delayed 24 Hr. 
Launching of the NOAA/NASA Joint Polar Satellite System-1 spacecraft was rescheduled for early Nov. 15 following the call for a 24-hr. delay late in the first countdown on Nov. 14.
More Yearlong ISS Missions Await NASA Commercial Crew Ops  10
The launch of U.S. astronauts on more "one-year" International Space Station missions are not planned until commercial crew operations are underway.
Apollo 12 Astronaut Gordon Dies  1
Richard “Dick” Gordon Jr., an early record-setting NASA astronaut who walked in space and circled the Moon, has died.
Asteroid Tracking Leader Says Recent Exercise Successful 
Astronomers in 10 nations tracked object that passed 27,200 mi. from the Earth's surface and measured 15 m by 8 m.
JPSS Launch Faces Four-Day Delay 
The launch of the first NOAA/NASA Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft from Vandenberg AFB, California, has been delayed from Nov. 10 to no earlier than Nov. 14.
ISS Resupply Mission Supports Small Satellite Experiments  1
Orbital ATK’s eighth resupply mission to the ISS will carry a number of forward-looking scientific research and technology demonstrations to be staged aboard microsats.
Asteroid Tracking Drill Deemed A Success 
Astronomers in 10 nations tracked object that passed 27,200 mi. from the Earth's surface and measured 15 m by 8 m.
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