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 Debris Expert Advocates Rocket Defense 
Perhaps it is time to consider a rocket defense as part of an overall strategy for lowering the hazards to operational satellites posed by growing levels of orbital debris, says Darren McKnight, the technical director for Integrity Applications, Inc.
June Soyuz Activities Rescheduled To Meet ISS Staffing Needs 
The International Space Station partnership has rescheduled planned Russian Soyuz crew landing and launching operations in June to keep the ISS staffed with six crewmembers for as long as possible during a demanding activity period.
New Explanation For Mars’ Recurring Streak Features 
A series of laboratory experiments under simulated Martian environmental conditions may help to explain seasonal changes in the appearance of the Red Planet’s Recurring Slope Linae.
NASA Research To Address Human Deep Space Health Issues 
NASA’s Human Research Program and the agency funded National Space Biomedical Research Institute will pursue 27 study proposals related to health issues facing astronauts assigned to future long-duration deep space missions.
Rocky Planet Materials Observed In Oort Cloud Comet 
U.S. and European astronomers believe they have detected a hint of silicate-rich material dating back to the formation of the inner Solar System’s rocky planets emerging from a comet believed to have its origins in the Oort Cloud.
USAF Estimates 40% Savings With GPS III Launch Award To SpaceX 
The U.S. Air Force estimates it has achieved a 40% cost savings with its $82.7 million standalone contract award to SpaceX for the May 2018 launching of the Pentagon’s second GPS III satellite.
ISS Pioneering In Space RNA, DNA Analysis 
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have initiated trials of new laboratory equipment intended to enable routine gene expression analysis of biological specimens in orbit
Astronauts Deploy Philippine Earth Observing Micosatellite 
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station deployed an Earth observing microsatellite developed and assembled by Filipino researchers and engineers with guidance from experts from Japan’s Hokkaido and Tohoku universities early April 27.
NASA’s Challenge: Making Meals That Can Last Five Years  28
To get to Mars, astronauts will need tasty nutritious food that can withstand the demands of space travel.
NASA’s Deep-Space Ambitions Bring Nutritional Challenges 
NASA is studying what - and how - astronauts will need to eat to sustain themselves on future deep-space voyages.
Kepler Telescope Rejoins Novel Alien Planet Search Campaign 
NASA’s exoplanet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope on April 22 resumed its role in a novel gravitational microlensing campaign to seek out extrasolar planets in the outermost orbits of their host stars and Jupiter-sized planets called free floaters that drift between the stars.
NASA Seeks Industry Ideas For New Mars Orbiter 
NASA’s Mars Exploration Program is seeking design proposals from U.S. industry for an advanced Mars Orbiter concept to support a range of future exploration activities, including a robotic sample return mission and human landing site selection.
Space Marathoner Kelly: ‘We Can Go To Mars' 
U.S. space marathoner Scott Kelly flashed his wit and shared his insights into the challenges of long-duration human spaceflight when he and his International Space Station crew mates were honored April 20.
Lockheed's New Asteroid Endeavor Has Deep Roots
The seven-year mission to asteroid Bennu promises to deliver the first pristine samples from the formation of the Solar System’s inner planets.
New Dawn Images Feature Ceres’ Bright Craters 
Bright features that hint at the presence of a briny subsurface water source leap from fresh images of the cratered terrain of the large main belt asteroid Ceres, which is undergoing unprecedented orbital scrutiny from NASA’s Dawn mission spacecraft.

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