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.

Ground-based Rover Commanded From Space Station 
Demonstrations underway aboard the International Space Station involving visiting European Space Agency astronaut Andreas Mogensen could have far-reaching implications for the roles humans and robots play in the exploration of Mars and other planetary surfaces.
Soyuz Delivers Three Crewmembers To Space Station 
Russia’s Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft docked with the International Space Station early Sept. 4, delivering a three-man crew for a week of spacecraft and personnel exchanges as well as technology demonstrations and science experiments.
Danish ISS Visitor Plans Telerobotics Demonstration 
Denmark’s first astronaut plans to join with ground-based researchers at ESA’s Telerobotics & Haptics Laboratory in The Netherlands over his weeklong stay aboard the International Space Station to demonstrate technologies for the orbital control of robots on planetary surfaces.
Russian, Danish and Kazakh Crew Launches To ISS 
The 10-day “taxi flight” will exchange Soyuz spacecraft and personnel on the station as well as deliver experiments and tech demonstrations sponsored by the European Space Agency and Kazcosmos.
NASA Takes Cautious Path With Next New Horizons Goal 
New Horizons probably will aim for a tiny object 1 billion mi. past Pluto in an extended mission.
New Horizons Team Picks Kuiper Belt Object To Explore 
NASA has picked a Kuiper Belt Object object designated MU69 for a high-speed pass by New Horizons in January 2019.
Soyuz Maneuvers Open ISS Docking Port For Taxi Mission 
Long-duration International Space Station crewmembers Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko joined their soon-to-depart commander, Gennady Padalka, aboard the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft early Aug. 28 for a brief flight to exchange parking spots on the orbiting science laboratory.
Orion Survives Parachute Drop Test 
An engineering mockup of NASA’s Orion crew exploration capsule settled intact onto the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground in southwest Arizona Aug. 26, marking a successful conclusion to a key high-altitude drop test of the spacecraft’s parachute recovery system.
Japanese Cargo Delivery Eases ISS Supply Crunch  2
Restocking, including crucial filters for environmental control systems, will keep the space station productive with six crewmembers
NanoRacks Reaches ISS With New Commercial Exposed Lab 
NanoRacks plans to open commercial research access to the outside of the International Space Station by the spring of 2016 following the arrival of the company’s External Payload Platform earlier this week aboard the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s HTV-5 resupply capsule.
NASA Extends Raytheon Contract For Training, Mockup Facilities 
NASA’s Johnson Space Center has awarded the Raytheon Co. a potential $122.8 million, four-year contract extension for the support of agency spaceflight training and spacecraft mockup facilities.
Japan’s HTV-5 Reaches Space Station To Ease Resupply Concerns 
The berthing of the fifth cargo mission of the year is expected to sustain six-person operations aboard the orbiting science laboratory late into 2015, while U.S. commercial resuppliers Orbital ATK and SpaceX continue their recoveries from recent launch failures.
NASA’s Mars 2020 Project Seeks Landing Site Evaluation Expertise 
NASA’s Mars Exploration Program seeks proposals from industry, academia and nonprofit research organizations for environmental evaluations of candidate landing sites for the agency’s Mars 2020 rover mission.
Japan Launches Fifth ISS Resupply Mission 
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s weather-delayed fifth resupply mission to the International Space Station embarked on a five-day trek to the six-person orbiting science laboratory early Aug. 19 with a successful liftoff from the Tanegashima Space Center.
NASA Pursues ISS Commercial Exposure Lab 
Agreement calls for experimental facility and sample carriers to begin traveling to the International Space Station in early 2017.

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