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.

Spacewalkers To Give Space Station’s Robot Arm A Hand 
All three of NASA’s current International Space Station crewmembers are preparing for a series of spacewalks this month to service the station’s crucial robot arm.
Texas Flight Museum Overcomes Hurricanes To Reopen 
The new Lone Star Flight Museum is no stranger to adversity—or the drive to overcome it.
Solar Blast Lights Up Mars  2
Scientists have begun to assess a recent intense radiation event at Mars.
Exploration Road Map Sidesteps Moon-Mars Debate 
International planning group envisions human missions to the Moon’s Aitkin Basin, supported by NASA’s Deep Space Gateway.
Webb Telescope Faces 5-8 Month Launch Setback 
The planned launch of NASA’s $8.8 billion James Webb Space Telescope is slipping from October 2018 to between March and June of 2019.
August Eclipse Outshines Super Bowls 
The Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, viewable along a narrow swath of the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina, was a hit with Americans—a big one.
Road Map Seeks To Escape Moon Vs. Mars Debate  21
An emerging international space exploration road map is trying to avoid the ongoing Moon vs. Mars exploration debate by showing how NASA systems such as the proposed Deep Space Gateway, Space Launch System and Orion capsule can serve both destinations.
Pence Renews Space Exploration Leadership Pledge 
Vice President Mike Pence has once again pledged to boost U.S. leadership in space exploration.
NASA’s First Asteroid Sample Return Mission Flies By Earth 
Osiris-Rex, NASA’s first-ever asteroid sample return mission spacecraft, swooped close to Earth on Sept. 22 for a planned gravity assist maneuver on its way to the space rock Bennu.
‘Vibrotactile’ Boots Could Aid Mars Explorers 
Haptic foot cues are combined with an augmented reality visual head-up-like display to help the wearer sense the proximity of unfamiliar obstacles.
ISS Science Cargo Returns To Earth In Dragon Capsule  1
SpaceX recovery teams retrieved the company’s 12th NASA-contracted Dragon resupply mission capsule from Pacific waters early Sept. 17.
Canadian Space Agency Funds Spacecraft-Inspection Device 
Ottawa-based Neptic Design Group will develop an external visual inspection system for the six-person International Space Station.
Aerial Spraying Suppresses Hurricane Mosquito Threat 
An aerial spraying campaign has resulted in a dramatic reduction in potentially infectious mosquito bites in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
SpaceX Returns ISS Science Cargo To Earth 
SpaceX recovery teams retrieved the company’s 12th NASA-contracted Dragon resupply mission capsule from Pacific waters early Sept. 17.
Anemia Not Concern For Long-duration Astronauts, Research Suggests 
Contrary to previous concerns, astronauts assigned to long-running missions may not have to worry about anemia, a study shows.
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