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.

Houston to Host Space Explorers’ 2019 Planetary Conference 
For only the fourth time in its 31-year history, the Association of Space Explorers (ASE) has selected a U.S. city to host the organization’s annual Planetary Conference.
Apollo Astronaut Cardio Health Issues Tied to Radiation Exposure 
The mortality rate from cardiovascular problems among NASA’s Apollo lunar astronauts is almost four times greater than those in the profession who never went beyond low Earth orbit, an agency-supported study says.
GAO’s Orion, SLS Concerns Expected, Gerstenmaier Says 
Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA’s associate administrator for human exploration and operations, has tempered concerns raised by the U.S. General Accountability Office this week regarding the cost and scheduling of Space Launch System and Orion capsule development and flight testing.
Dawn Findings Suggest Ceres Was Geologically Active 
Imagery of the large asteroid Ceres from NASA’s Dawn mission shows a conspicuous absence of large craters, hinting at internal processes that could be erasing evidence of impacts.
Undersea Mars Analog Mission Underway Off Florida 
An international crew of astronauts and scientists are in the midst of a 16-day Mars analogue mission to evaluate tools, equipment and procedures for deep space exploration while submerged within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off the state’s Atlantic coast.
Massive Asteroids Created Craters On Moon, Planets, Findings Show  12
An asteroid at least 10 times more massive than originally estimated appears responsible for a prominent impact site on the Moon known as the Imbrium Basin.
Space Station Astronauts Grapple SpaceX Cargo Capsule 
The ninth NASA-contracted SpaceX Dragon resupply mission capsule rendezvoused with the International Space Station early July 20, moving within range of the orbiting science laboratory’s outstretched Canadian-built robot arm.
Russian Progress Resupply Capsule Reaches Space Station 
Russia’s Progress MS-03 cargo capsule, the first of two closely scheduled resupply missions expected to reach the six-person International Space Station this week, docked successfully with the orbiting science laboratory late July 18.
Louise Prockter to Head Lunar Planetary Institute 
Louise M. Prockter, an assistant branch supervisor in the Applied Physics Laboratory’s Space Department at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, has been selected by the Universities Space Research Association to direct the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston.
Progress, Dragon On Way To Space Station 
Russia’s Progress MS-03 cargo capsule, the first of two closely scheduled resupply missions expected to reach the six-person International Space Station within days of one another, lifted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan late July 16.
Ad Astra Preps Long-Duration Electric Propulsion Ground Test 
The Ad Astra Rocket Co. expects to kick off the most ambitious series of ground tests yet for its electric space propulsion technology this fall.
Startup Working Commercial Deep-Space Network 
Phoenix-based Atlas Space Operations, Inc., plans to inaugurate a commercial deep-space communications service by July 2017.
Space Vets To Lawmakers: Stay The Course 
The U.S. should stay the course with the Space Launch System exploration rocket and Orion crew capsule to underpin NASA’s human deep-space exploration ambitions, while fostering a growing commercial presence in low Earth orbit as the U.S. undergoes a transition in presidential administrations, industry and government veterans say.
NASA’s SLS Could Boost Future Astronomy, Astrophysics Missions 
NASA’s Space Launch System could become a key player in plans to develop and deploy future generations of space-based observatories equipped to unlock the mysteries of the universe and seek out Earth-like planets around other stars, according to House panel testimony.
Curiosity Rover Resumes Mars Ops With Software Workaround 
NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover resumed normal operations July 11, nine days after the mechanical geologist was hobbled by what ground experts at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory believe is a software conflict.

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