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.

ESA Chief Extols Virtues Of 'Moon Village' 32
The European Space Agency's director general believes a “Moon Village," open to all, has a better chance of combining global resources for the more challenging and expensive push to Mars.
Lockheed Martin's Deep-Space Habitat Close Up  2
Lockheed Martin is one of seven U.S. companies building deep-space habitat concepts. Mark Carreau and Jen DiMascio toured the company's mock-up at its Littleton, Colorado facility.
Lockheed Evaluates Orion Test Articles For Mars Mission  13
Evaluations to demonstrate spacecraft's capability to complete 1,000-day mission as NASA's deep space strategy is questioned.
Lockheed’s In-Space Habitat Leverages Orion Work 1
Lockheed Martin is leveraging power, environmental control, galley and waste compartment systems already under development for its Orion crew exploration capsule for an in-space habitat the company is developing under one of a dozen NASA commercial partnership agreements.
Kepler No Longer In Emergency Mode  12
An assessment of telemetry streaming back to Earth for the remainder of this week could permit the planet hunter to join a novel joint microlensing observation campaign that got underway April 7.
Investment, Oversight Seen As Vital To Mars Mission
A successful multinational strategy to reach Mars with human explorers in the 2030s will require the commitment of a long-term, risk-tolerant investor, according to the most recent joint assessment from Explore Mars, Inc. and the American Astronautical Society.
NASA’s Kepler Emergency Hits At Awful Time 
Cornerstone of NASA's long running exo-planet search was discovered in emergency mode just as it was to begin a new search experiment
SpaceX Dragon Reaches ISS  2
Resupply puts station on soundest footing since 2014
NASA’s Kepler Teams With Ground Observatories 
NASA’s Kepler space telescope began a special assignment this week to seek out and characterize exo-planets that orbit far from their host stars, along with free-floating worlds.
Supermassive Black Holes More Common Than Thought, Study Shows 
A multi-observatory survey of large galaxies and their black holes in the nearby universe suggests that supermassive black holes may be more common than previously assumed.
Research Holds Promise For Astronaut Vision Problems 
Researchers have seen encouraging results from the on-orbit use of the Russian Chibis, an awkward-looking set of mechanical leggings, in their efforts to address vision changes in astronauts assigned to typical six-month missions on the International Space Station.
Russia's Progress 63 Re-supply Capsule Docks With International Space Station 
Russia's 63 Progress re-supply capsule successfully docked with the International Space Station's Russian segment on April 2.
GAO Warns NASA Cost, Schedule Improvements Could Stall 
Following a pat on the back to NASA for continued overall improvements in the cost and schedule performance of its major programs, the U.S. General Accountability Office warned the favorable five-year trend could reverse.
Russia’s Progress 63 Tests New Soyuz Systems 
Russia’s Progress 63 resupply mission lifted off for the International Space Station March 31, initiating a two-day journey with 3 tons of propellant, crew supplies and station hardware.
Russian Space Freighter Departs ISS; Resupply Capsule On Way 
Russia’s Progress 61 resupply capsule departed the International Space Station early March 30, clearing the aft docking port of the Zvezda service module for the arrival of the Progress 63 freighter later this week.

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