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 Community Strives For Affordable Exploration Options  1
Mars might be within reach of human explorers by the mid-2030s with an annual budget roughly equal to the International Space Station, according to a forum of Mars exploration experts.
New Space Cooling Strategy May Offer Less Complexity  4
Researchers are prepared to forge ahead with the development of a new cooling technology for space systems.
NanoRacks’ ISS Commercial Airlock Clears CDR 
NanoRacks has completed the critical design review phase for the airlock it plans to install aboard the International Space Station in late 2019.
After Clash, House Science Panel OKs NASA Authorization  5
The U.S. House Science, Space and Technology Committee on April 17 endorsed passage of a 2018/19 NASA authorization bill.
Israel’s StemRad Advances Astronaut Radiation Protection  4
NASA and the Israeli Space Agency have signed an agreement that could lead to the testing of an astronaut radiation shielding vest.
NASA Examining SLS 2nd Launch Options 
A 2018 NASA spending boost appears to offer the agency some flexibility in launch plans for the first and second test flights of the SLS and Orion crew capsule.
Human Explorers Seem Likely Part Of Finding Life On Mars  8
Even with its recent push to return astronauts to the lunar environs, NASA has not given up on landing astronauts on Mars.
Aerojet’s Ion Propulsion A ‘Go’ For Asteroid Defense Demo 
NASA has cleared Aerojet Rocketdyne to begin production of the Evolutionary Xenon Thruster-Commercial propulsion unit for future space science missions.
NASA Fills Out JWST Panel, Starts Independent Review 
NASA has filled out its James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) independent review board with 10 aerospace veterans.
X Prize Forges Ahead After Sponsorship Loss 
X Prize is forging ahead with its high-stakes Lunar X Prize competition following Google’s decision to drop its sponsorship.
NASA Astronaut Research Effort Takes Radiation Focus  7
A study shows the mortality rate from cardiovascular problems among Apollo astronauts who ventured to the Moon is much greater than for colleagues who did not.
Science, Tech Bounty Reaches International Space Station 
SpaceX Dragon’s 14th NASA-contracted resupply mission spacecraft rendezvoused with the-six person International Space Station as scheduled early April 4.
NASA Invests In Promising Deep-Space Tech 
NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate will invest up to $6.5 million in 25 advanced tech concepts to further future human and robotic space exploration.
Webb Space Telescope Drifts Toward 2020 Liftoff, Cost Cap Breach  3
Impact of rising costs could jeopardize other astrophysics pursuits.
James Webb Space Telescope Launch Delayed Until 2020 
NASA has been forced to confront another delay in the launching of its planned $8.83 billion, 5- to 10-year James Webb Space Telescope mission.
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