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.

NASA Selects Astronomy Mission For Development 
NASA’s newly selected SPHEREx mission will survey distant galaxies and the Milky Way to help chart the evolution of the universe and the presence of water and organics.
NASA Bids Opportunity Mars Rover Farewell  1
Long-running efforts to re-establish communications with NASA’s intrepid Opportunity rover on Mars have come to a close.
NOAA Declares GOES-17 Operational As GOES West 
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) GOES West geostationary weather satellite has been declared operational, the agency declared Feb. 12.
Mars Maven Orbiter To Brake For Comms Role 
NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (Maven) climate research orbiter is embracing new duties.
NASA Safety Panel Urges Caution As Flights Near  3
NASA’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel is sounding an urgent note as the agency’s Commercial Crew Program prepares for test flights of SpaceX and Boeing vehicles.
Ultima Thule: For Those Who Like A Mystery 
“Bowling pin,” then “snowman” and now “giant pancake” and “thick, dented walnut,” That’s how NASA’s New Horizons mission team has moved along with its description of Ultima Thule.
Cygnus Capsule Departs ISS For Commercial Sat Releases 
Northrop Grumman’s 10th NASA-contracted Cygnus resupply mission spacecraft departed the International Station (ISS) Feb. 8.
NAS Sees Promise, Hurdles For NASA Lunar Initiative 
The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine see new promise for scientific discovery as well as commercial lunar lander advances in NASA’s Lunar Science and Exploration Initiative.
Global Temperatures Keep Climbing, Analyses Show 
Last year was the fourth-warmest year on record globally since 1880, independent analyses from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show.
NASA’s InSight Lander Embraces Martian Surface 
NASA’s Mars InSight lander has successfully added a protective thermal and wind cover to its first deployed surface sensor.
NASA Selects Atlas V For 2021 Lucy Mission Launch 
NASA has selected the Atlas V for the 2021 launching of Lucy, a 12-year mission to explore the Trojan asteroids that accompany Jupiter as it orbits the Sun.
NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover Unravels Mount Sharp’s Past 
Some clever repurposing of a navigational device on NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover is helping scientists unravel the mysterious past of Mount Sharp.
Asteroid Probes Paying Dividends For Science, Planetary Defense 
Two pioneering U.S. and Japanese sample return missions now closely surveying two near-Earth asteroids are paying wide-ranging dividends.
NanoRacks Logs 15th ISS Smallsat Deployment Mission 
Nanoracks logged five CubeSat deployments from the International Space Station’s Japanese Kibo lab module on Jan. 31.
NASA’s New Horizons Finds Ultima Thule A Puzzler 
The New Year’s Day close flyby of the distant Kuiper Belt Object, Ultima Thule, by NASA’s New Horizons mission spacecraft has not been short on intrigue.
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