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
Eugene Cernan, Last Astronaut To Walk On Moon, Dies At 82  1
Cernan flew in space on Gemini IX and to the Moon twice, on Apollo 10 and 17.
Gene Cernan, Last Man On The Moon, Dies 27
One of 14 astronaut candidates selected by NASA in 1963, Cernan launched three times, including two missions that took him to the Moon.
Spacewalkers Wrap Up First Round Of ISS Battery Swap 
NASA and European Space Agency spacewalkers have all but closed out the two-week opening round of a long-running battery upgrade outside the International Space Station.
Progress Loss Blamed On Soyuz 3rd stage O2 Tank Issue 
Roscosmos identified a possible breach of the Soyuz-U's third-stage oxygen propellant tank as the cause of a Dec.1 Progress resupply loss.
The Moon: A Solar System Early Riser? 
New studies suggest the date for the formation of the Earth’s moon can be narrowed down to the first 60 million years following the birth of the Solar System.
Human Mars Exploration Is Big Packing Challenge 
NASA must likely alter its risk mitigation strategy for spare parts as the agency pursues its human Mars exploration ambitions, experts say.
Human Mars Exploration: A Big Packing Challenge 
NASA must likely alter its risk mitigation strategy for spare parts as the agency pursues its human Mars exploration ambitions, experts say.
Medical Experts Urge Long View Of Extended Space Missions  35
Medical experts assembled by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine are urging NASA to dig deeper into possible connections between the health and performance risks faced by humans assigned to long missions to deep space destinations.
Astronauts, Robots Join For Space Station Battery Swap 
One of the most tightly choreographed joint human and robotic activities ever undertaken aboard the International Space Station, unfolding since New Year’s Eve, reaches a milestone on Jan. 6.
NOAA Selects Atlas Space For Cosmic-2 Ground Stations 
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has selected Gilbert, Arizona-based Atlas Space Operations, Inc. for the installation of remote global satellite tracking stations for the Cosmic-2 network in support of future hurricane analysis and prediction.
Atlas Space Selected By NOAA For Cosmic-2 Ground Stations 
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has selected Gilbert, Arizona-based Atlas Space Operations, Inc. for the installation of remote global satellite tracking stations for the Cosmic-2 network in support of future hurricane analysis and prediction.
Far-Reaching Astronomy Data Base Lands at STScI 
Baltimore’s Space Telescope Science Institute is host to the world’s largest digital sky survey.
NASA’s Mars Odyssey Rebounds from Safe Mode 
NASA’s Mars Odyssey is expected to resume science observations this week, following a Dec. 26 safe mode incident.
Japan’s New Small Satellite Deployer Debuts 
Japan’s STAR-C tethered CubeSat duo departed the International Space Station as 2016 drew to a close.
Osiris Rex Maneuver Sets Up 2017 Earth Flyby 
The first U.S. mission to attempt the collection of a sample from an asteroid and return the material to Earth, NASA’s $1 billion Osiris Rex mission, is on a trajectory for a late September 2017 Earth flyby.
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