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.

Algorithm Seeks To Advance Space Communications 
A Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)-led cognitive radio experiment using an external ISS testbed offers potential advances in intelligent wireless comms.
NASA Astronaut Shakes Off Soyuz Abort Drama 
NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who survived a recent Russian Soyuz rocket launch abort, has expressed confidence in the agency’s ISS partners.
In Deep Space, Who Plans? 
How much autonomy should astronauts on deep-space missions have in determining their daily routine? An experiment with ISS crews sought to answer that question.
Chandra Briefly Joins Hubble In Gyro Intensive Care 
While a NASA anomaly review board continues to troubleshoot a gyroscope issue with the 28-year-old Hubble Space Telescope, a second case of the mechanical pointing system malady also appears to be responsible for sending the Chandra X-ray Observatory into “safe mode.”
NASA: Impact Of Soyuz Launch Abort On ISS Unclear  9
NASA intends to conduct its own inquiry into the Oct. 11 Soyuz MS-10 launch abort.
National Academies Urge Broader Astrobiology Search 
The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NAS) is urging NASA and other organizations involved in the search for life beyond Earth to embrace an approach that recognizes a broader range of scientific and technical disciplines and participants with a stake in the effort.
NASA IG Calls For Boeing SLS Reforms 
Boeing has underperformed and overspent in its contractual efforts to develop and produce the first core stages for NASA’s SLS, an agency IG audit says.
Gyroscope Issue Puts Hubble In Safe Mode 
NASA has established an anomaly review panel to investigate a gyroscope issue that triggered the 28-year-old Hubble Space Telescope into safe mode late Oct. 5.
Houston Embraces Big City Spaceport Challenges 
The Houston Airport System’s commercial spaceport license features a constraint—horizontal launches and landings only. But HAS seems willing to embrace this limitation.
U.S., Russian Space Station Crew Returns To Earth 
Russia’s Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft descended safely under parachute to a landing on the plains of Kazakhstan early Oct. 4.
Evidence Suggests First Discovery Of Moon Beyond Solar System 
Two Columbia University researchers have offered evidence for the first discovery of a moon beyond the Solar System.
NASA SLS In Step With Orion For 2020 Inaugural Launch 
Boeing’s efforts to develop the core stage of the SLS are in step with efforts to prepare the Orion crew module for an unpiloted multiweek test launch around the Moon by mid-2020.
Japan’s Hayabusa 2 Dispatches Third Lander To Asteroid Ryugu 
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has done it for a third time—successfully delivering a small lander spacecraft to the surface of an asteroid.
NASA, NOAA To Probe GOES-17 Anomaly 
NASA and the NOAA have convened a mishap investigation board to seek the root or proximate cause of a cooling system anomaly aboard the GOES-17 satellite.
Osiris-Rex, Hayabusa 2 Probe Asteroid Mysteries 
So far, the coast looks clear as NASA’s Osiris-Rex asteroid sample return mission spacecraft continues its final approach to its target destination, the Near Earth Object (NEO) Bennu.
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