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.
 
 

Articles
NASA Selects Smallsats For Ride To Moon On SLS 
NASA has chosen Lunar IceCube for inclusion of secondary smallsat payloads on the the multibillion-dollar SLS-Orion test flight, which could provide potential encouragement for researchers to push deeper into space using CubeSat technologies.
NASA, Ad Astra Make Propulsion Pact 

HOUSTON — Ad Astra Rocket Co. will attempt to raise the technical readiness level of its Vasimr plasma rocket engine through prolonged ground trials under the terms of a potential three-year, $9 million fixed price contract administered through NASA’s Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP) initiative.

ISS Crew Conducts Spacewalk, Taste Tests Space-Grown Lettuce 
Two spacewalking cosmonauts marched through 11 tasks outside the International Space Station’s Russian segment on Aug. 10 while colleagues inside tested food grown in space for the first time.
U. S. Astronauts Ready to Taste Space Greenhouse Lettuce 
Little by little spacecraft are becoming a little more "livable" with useful technologies and amenities that may help to bring future months-to-years long explorations of deep space destinations possible.
ISS Veteran Kirk Shireman Named Program Manager 
Kirk Shireman, an 11-year NASA International Space Station (ISS) executive and former ISS deputy program manager, will succeed the agency’s Mike Suffredini as manager of the six-person orbiting science laboratory.
NASA’s Lunar IceCube To Ride On SLS Debut 
The inclusion of secondary smallsat payloads adds additional luster to the multi-billion-dollar SLS-Orion test flight and potential encouragement for researchers to push deeper into space using CubeSat technologies.
NASA Casts Net For Deep-Space Health Studies 
The NASA-funded National Space Biomedical Research Institute is seeking more study proposals in areas of health concern associated with human deep-space exploration.
Mars 2020 Mulls Sample Preservation Strategies  2
While it sizes up high-value landing site candidates for its next Mars rover, NASA is developing strategies for protecting dozens of potential rock and soil samples cached on the red planet for harvest and return to Earth at some time in the future.
NASA Narrows Down Astrophysics Mission Proposals 
Two missions will be selected in 2017 for final development, with launch set for no earlier than 2020.
Undersea Astronauts Tout Telementoring Technologies 
Wearable telementoring devices are showing promise for rendering medical assistance and equipment repair tasks during future deep space missions, according to U.S., European and Japanese astronauts participating in a NASA-sponsored undersea mission simulation.
NASA Awards Wyle Human Spaceflight Health Services Contract 
NASA’s Johnson Space Center has awarded Wyle Laboratories Inc. of El Segundo, California, a potential $1.44 billion contract to provide a wide range of medical and biomedical services in support of the agency’s human spaceflight programs, including research aboard the International Space Station.
Study Outlines Public-Private Moon To Mars Human Exploration Strategy 
NASA’s efforts to foster private sector cargo and crew transportation services in support of the International Space Station could serve as cost-cutting model for U.S. human Mars exploration ambitions through the phased development of a commercial base on the Moon for propellant production, a space agency-backed study says.
NASA Funds Research Into Deep-Space Physical, Mental Health Issues 
NASA is funding 24 investigations related to astronaut health on future deep-space missions with $12.9 million in grants to scientists at 21 U.S. research institutions.
NASA Credits Russian Ties For Restored Six-Crew ISS Operations 
Top NASA officials credited close ties with Russia for successful efforts to restore the International Space Station to extended six-person operations late July 22.
ISS To Resume Six-Person Operations With Soyuz Launch 
U.S., Russian and Japanese astronauts lifted off for the International Space Station late July 22, prepared to restore the orbiting science laboratory to six-person operations for the first time since June 11.
 

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