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 Barters Launch For Lockheed Smallsat Lunar Data  1
Under a launch-for-data-exchange contract, NASA will launch Lockheed Martin’s SkyFire 6U CubeSat on a lunar science trajectory as part of the agency’s Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1).
More Earthlike Planets Emerge From Kepler Data 
A new assessment of nearly 4,300 exoplanet candidates detected using NASA’s Kepler space observatory has produced 20 Earthlike terrestrial planets orbiting their host stars within the so-called “habitable zone."
NASA Takes New Approach to Deep Space Health Research  2
NASA is charting a new course for its space medicine research.
Sanders New NASA Safety Panel Chair 
Patricia Sanders, an independent aerospace consultant and retired executive director of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, will chair NASA’s seven-member Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel, an independent group of experts responsible for advising the agency’s administrator on a range of safety issues.
Martian Environment Focus of NASA Exploration Planners  14
The survival of human explorers on Mars will depend in part on how well experts size up the Red Planet’s environmental risks and resources, a NASA astronaut says.
Scientists Zero In On Cause Of Mysterious Mars Gully Features 
Researchers associated with NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) mission propose the seasonal thawing of carbon dioxide frost as the mechanism for pervasive gully features on the Red Planet.
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  13
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.

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