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
Orbital ATK Space Station Launch Reassessed 
Liftoff had been planned for no earlier than March 27 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
Spacewalks To Advance Space Station Commercial Crew Dockings 
NASA is prepped to lay the groundwork for the installation of the second of two U.S. International Space Station commercial docking ports with a series of spacewalks.
Aging Facilities, Workforce Draining NASA Resources, IG Says 
NASA has been slow to effectively match an aging, far-flung infrastructure and workforce with its future mission needs, the agency’s Inspector General says.
NASA Pressing Ahead With Planetary Defense Plans 
The past four months have been a challenge for NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO).
Space Station Cargo Mission Launch Moves To March 27 
The planned launching of Orbital ATK’s seventh NASA-contracted resupply mission to the International Space Station has moved from March 24 to no earlier than March 27.
Scientists Address Europa Lander Challenges 
Planetary scientists gathered March 19 for a "town hall” to discuss the proposed science objectives of a NASA-led robotic lander mission to search for life on the Jupiter moon Europa.
Dragon Returns To Earth With Pacific Ocean Splashdown 
SpaceX's 10th NASA-contracted International Space Station Dragon resupply capsule re-entered the Earth's atmosphere on March 19, descending by parachute to a Pacific Ocean splashdown and recovery.
ISS To Pit General Relativity Against Quantum Mechanics 
A five-year development effort led by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory could soon produce one of the coldest places in the known universe, a man-made high-tech lab aboard the U.S. segment of the International Space Station.
Landing Strategy A Priority For Human Mars Exploration 
The Martian surface is within reach of human explorers by the early to mid-2030s, and Martian orbit by 2026-28, provided funding is made available and some key technology decisions are reached soon, a panel says.
Orbital Space Station Resupply Mission Delayed 
NASA, Orbital ATK and United Launch Alliance have slipped the launch of Orbital’s seventh NASA-contracted resupply mission to the International Space Station by three days to March 24, with the possibility of a one-day advance.
NASA-Funded Institute Seeks Astronaut Health Research 
The NASA-funded Translational Research Institute is seeking study proposals on nine fronts that range from genetic diagnostic techniques to surgery and synthetic food production.
Orbital’s ISS Resupply Mission Launch Slips 
The launching of the seventh Orbital ATK resupply mission to the ISS has been delayed to resolve a hydraulic issue with the United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket.
Kepler Pitches In On Trappist-1 Planet Study 
NASA’s Kepler mission has archived for the science community new raw data from a sustained and just-concluded Trappist-1 observing campaign using the exoplanet-seeking space telescope.
Ozone Monitor Installed Outside ISS 
NASA’s Strategic Aerosol Gas Experiment III is ready for a 90-day activation and checkout session aboard the International Space Station.
Space Ops Veteran Urges Change In LEO Oversight 
Despite the promise of new economic opportunity, there are mounting obstacles to low Earth orbit prosperity, a U.S. researcher says.
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