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 Astronaut Candidate Departs One Year Into Training 
One of 12 U.S. men and women selected in 2017 from a record 18,354 applicants to train as a NASA astronaut candidate is leaving the agency for personal reasons.
Happy 15th Birthday Spitzer, A Cosmic Eye Opener 
The last of NASA’s four Great Observatories, the Spitzer space telescope, has marked its 15th anniversary in space.
NASA’s Osiris-Rex On Final Approach To Asteroid Bennu 
NASA’s Osiris-Rex spacecraft has begun the final approach phase of its lengthy, $1 billion mission to return a sample from the 1,600-ft.-long asteroid Bennu.
Pence Promises Sustained Human Lunar Return 
Vice President Mike Pence is pointing to 2024 for human occupation of the Lunar Orbiter Platform Gateway (LOP-G).
ESA’s Aeolus Lifts Off
The goal of the European mission is to improve local weather forecasting while enhancing studies of long-term climate change.
NASA’s ICESat-2 To Eye Earth’s Coldest Regions 
NASA’s upcoming ICESat-2 mission promises to place the Earth’s coldest regions, the cryosphere, under unprecedented laser scrutiny from orbit.
NASA’s Mars InSight Looking Good At Halfway Point 
Mid-way to Mars, key instruments on NASA's Insight lander have checked out, including the delicate French seismometer that forced a two-year launch delay.
Spacecraft Launched To Sample Sun’s Corona 
The Parker Solar Probe will study the Sun’s outer atmosphere, the genesis of the solar wind and its far-reaching magnetic field.
New ISS Russian/German Sensor To Monitor Animal Migration 
Two spacewalking cosmonauts trekked through a planned 6 to 7 hr. of science and technology activities outside the International Space Station on Aug. 15.
Aeolus To Pioneer Low-Altitude Wind Profiling From Orbit 
The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Aeolus satellite mission promises to become the first to provide low-altitude Earth wind profile data on a global scale.
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Lifts Off 1
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched early Aug. 12 to begin a $1.6 billion, seven-year mission to study our nearest star in greater detail than ever before.
Parker Solar Probe Launch Delayed 
The launch of NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has been tentatively reset for early Aug. 12, following a scrub late in the initial countdown in response to several issues.
NASA’s Speedy Parker Probe To 'Touch' Sun 
NASA’s $1.6 billion, seven-year Parker Solar Probe mission was developed for the closest-ever reconnaissance of the Sun.
13 Firms To Offer Advice On Comm Low Earth Orbit Future 
NASA has enlisted 13 companies, under agreements totaling an estimated $11 million, for advice on growing a U.S. industrial presence in low Earth orbit.
NASA Invests $44.4 million In Deep Space Tech 
NASA has selected six U.S.-led enterprises to advance the development of 10 promising new space technologies on three broad fronts.
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