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.

Mars’ Missing Carbon May Not Be Missing After All  13
Scientists believe they can take the “missing” out of the missing carbon mystery linked to a changing Martian environment that evolved from warmer, wetter conditions 3.8 billion years ago to the current cold, dry realm that persists today.
Jeff Bezos's Space Launch Breakthrough  29
The test aimed to deploy the six-seat crew capsule into suborbit for a planned 4-min. weightless period, but attention was focused on whether the rocket stage could be successfully recovered using the tricky vertical-powered-landing technique.
Blue Origin Successfully Lands Suborbital Rocket  20
Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital rocket will fly again after achieving an intact powered vertical landing of the launch vehicle and parachute recovery of the unpiloted crew capsule to conclude a test flight.
Gamma-ray Spectrometer Gives Space Miners New Eyes 
An advance in gamma-ray spectrometers could prove valuable in the detection of valuable materials locked under the surfaces of asteroids, moons and other airless bodies.
How Earth-sized Exoplanet Can Aid Search For Extraterrestrial Life  2
Scientists are pointing their telescopes at an Earth-sized exoplanet that orbits a star 39 light years away.
Ground Teams Troubleshoot ISS Smoke Alarm 
A smoke alarm sounded aboard the International Space Station early Nov. 19 within the European Space Agency’s Columbus research module.
NASA Robots Seek Terrestrial Job Opportunities 
Robotic devices developed by NASA to assist astronauts aboard the International Space Station or to transport future explorers over planetary surfaces are fanning out into new realms.
Global Space Industry Looks Beyond Low Earth Orbit 
Experts seem puzzled over when, where and how the global space industry will take over low Earth orbit tasks traditionally reserved for government space agencies.
Innovate U.K.’s Space Trade Mission Reaches Houston 
Gyana Ltd. CEO and founder Joyeeta Das has visions of crunching imagery regularly gathered by new constellations of small satellites and unmanned aerial vehicles with data gathered from social media as real-estate investment and urban-planning tools.
Cassini Shows Seasonal Change On Saturn’s Titan 
Cameras aboard the Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft are tracking a slow but impressive transition from fall to winter at the south pole of the moon Titan.
Earth-Sized Planet Discovery Could Help Aid Search For Life 
GJ 1132b, the closest Earth-sized exoplanet discovery yet, may prove greatly beneficial in the difficult search for evidence of life beyond the solar system.
Some Medications Keep Effectiveness In Space, Study Shows 
A small range of medications maintained their effectiveness after months on the International Space Station and sometimes well beyond their expiration dates.
Lone Star Flight Museum Preps For Houston Move 
Officials of the Lone Star Flight Museum anticipate a February 2017 opening for their new $35 million, 130,000-sq.-ft. home.
U. S. Spacewalkers Restore A Back-up Space Station Thermal-Control Capability 
Spacewalking U. S. astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren conducted a major plumbing task outside the International Space Station (ISS) on Nov. 6 in a bid to stem an elusive leak of toxic ammonia coolant.
NASA Calls For Astronaut Applicants 
NASA is seeking astronaut applicants, the agency’s first hires since 2013.

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