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.

Orbital’s Cygnus To Demo Commercial Capabilities 
Orbital ATK’s Cygnus resupply capsule successfully berthed to the International Space Station’s U.S. segment Unity module early May 24.
Bridenstine Promises To See JWST to Finish Line 
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told a U.S. Senate CJS subcommittee that he intends to work through lingering cost and schedule obstacles facing the JWST.
GAO Troubled By Lagging NASA Cybersecurity 
NASA lags in managing IT functions, which combined with its strategic missions and global outreach leaves it vulnerable to cybersecurity breaches, the GAO says.
Orbital’s Cygnus Heads For May 24 Space Station Berthing 
The commercial space sector is to play a significant operational role in future human low Earth orbit activities, as direct NASA funding of the ISS is to come to a close by 2025.
House Panel Advances $21.6B NASA Budget Measure 
NASA’s human space exploration and planetary science initiatives fare especially well in a full U.S. House panel's budget markup, legislation passed May 17.
NASA Spacewalk Addresses ISS Thermal Control Concern 
NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold exchanged a pair of external ISS thermal control system components during a May 16 spacewalk.
Europa’s Eruptive Plume Hints At Habitability  1
During a 1997 flyby of Jupiter moon Europa, NASA’s Galileo spacecraft appears to have flown through an eruptive watery plume over 600 mi. long, a study says.
NASA Vet Mark Geyer To Lead NASA Johnson 
Mark Geyer, a former deputy director of NASA’s Johnson Center and Orion program manager, will replace Ellen Ochoa as director of the Houston field center.
Genetics, Quantum Physics Headline ISS Cargo Mission 
Researchers will try to take potentially far-reaching steps in a range of scientific fields with the next resupply mission to the International Space Station.
House Panel Marks Up $21.5B For NASA In 2019 
A House subcommittee quickly marked up a $62.5 billion fiscal 2019 spending bill late May 9 that includes more than $21.5 billion for NASA.
Made In Space To Advance 3D Printing Of Metal Parts 
Made In Space, Inc. plans to advance its Vulcan Advanced Hybrid Manufacturing System for the in-space production of precision aerospace-grade metal parts.
Explore Mars Urges New Mars Comm, Recon Assets 
Explore Mars Inc., finds urgency in a Mars sample return mission as well as new communications relay and reconnaissance assets in orbit around the red planet.
CSA Selects NanoRacks For Student Satellite Missions 
The Canadian Space Agency has selected NanoRacks, LLC, for the launch and deployments of up to 15 small satellites from the ISS as part of a student initiative.
SpaceX Dragon Splashes Down with ISS Cargo 
NASA's SpaceX-contracted Dragon resupply mission capsule departed the International Space Station (ISS) and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on May 5.
Auditors: Major NASA Initiatives Face Cost, Schedule Growth 
The U.S. GAO has cited a troubling trend in cost and schedule growth among 26 major NASA projects, with a combined cost estimate of $61 billion.
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