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
Cargo Mission Paces ISS Plans, SpaceX Reusability Strategy 
The flight will kick off a busy six weeks aboard the orbiting science laboratory, as well as another opportunity for Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX to advance its Falcon 9 first-stage reuse strategy.
GAO Finds NASA’s Human Exploration Cost Estimates Lacking 

NASA’s cost estimate of $19-22 billion to demonstrate human exploration systems such as the Space Launch System heavy lifter and Orion capsule do not take into account needed upgrades, life-cycle costs or substantial previous investments, according to congressional auditors.

Upgraded Russian Progress Conducts Test Docking At Station 
The successful return to the International Space Station validates the new KURS-NA automated docking system.
Silicon Valley Nonprofit Amplifies Asteroid Impact Warnings 

 

HOUSTON — The Earth is randomly struck by uncharted but potentially destructive asteroids with perhaps three to 10 times the frequency previously estimated, according to a visual Earth Day presentation unveiled by the nonprofit B612 Foundation that features records of 26 high-altitude detonations triggered by impacts over the last dozen years.

Station Astronauts Unpack SpaceX Dragon Brimming With Experiments 

 

HOUSTON — SpaceX’s third commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station promises to keep ground-based engineers and scientists very busy, as astronauts opened the Dragon hatch, entered the cargo capsule and began to unpack its contents on April 21.

U.S., Russian Space Cooperation Prevails During Demanding ISS Ops 

 

 

 

HOUSTON — Cooperation between the U.S. and Russia in oversight of the International Space Station (ISS) is unfolding without interference from external tensions over the Ukraine, according to NASA’s Mike Suffredini, the ISS program manager.

Station personnel are preparing for an urgent American spacewalk repair and looming commercial re-supply mission, as well as the delayed validation of software upgrades to a Russian cargo capsule.

U.S., Russian Space Cooperation Prevails During Demanding ISS Operations 

Cooperation between the U.S. and Russia in oversight of the International Space Station (ISS) is unfolding without interference from external tensions over the Ukraine, according to NASA ’s Mike Suffredini , the ISS program manager.

Station personnel are preparing for an urgent American spacewalk repair and looming commercial re-supply mission, as well as the delayed validation of software upgrades to a Russian cargo capsule.

Kepler Finds First Earth-sized Exoplanet In Habitable Zone 

 

HOUSTON — Kepler-186f, a recent discovery from NASA’s five-year-old Kepler mission, a rocky world 500 light years away, is the first validated, Earth-sized planet detected within the habitable zone of a star beyond the Solar System, an international team of astronomers announced April 17.

NASA Scheduling Spacewalks Around SpaceX Resupply Visit 

 

HOUSTON — NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Steve Swanson will be prepared for a 2-3 hr. spacewalk to replace a failed backup computer control box outside the International Space Station (ISS) as soon as April 20, ISS mission managers announced April 16.

Latest Blogs
Sep 21, 2014
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SpaceX Dragon Cargo Mission Lifts Off for the International Space Station early Sunday 1

SpaceX Dragon expected to rendezvous with the International Space Station early Tuesday. Capture of the re-supply vehicle with the station's Canadian robot arm is scheduled for shortly after 7 a.m., EDT....More
Sep 20, 2014
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Low Clouds, Rain Force NASA, SpaceX to Scrub Saturday Attempt to Launch Space Station Cargo Mission

Poor weather remains a factor as SpaceX prepared for a second launch attempt early Sunday....More
Sep 19, 2014
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Higher and Faster in the X-15 1

Fifty five years ago this week test pilot Scott Crossfield flew the North American Aviation X-15 rocket plane on its first powered flight....More
Sep 19, 2014
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Podcast: Match Made in Space -- New Companies and Traditional Giants

Major developments in Commercial Crew and rocket engines are the subject of this week’s Check 6 podcast....More

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