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 Experts Discuss Mars Human Landing Sites 
Intended to merge the interests of scientists and those responsible for the safety and productivity of the astronauts assigned to the initial year’s long journeys to the red planet, the four-day exercise produced passionate presentations from science teams.
Enceladus Beams For Cassini’s Deep Dive 
NASA has released its first images of the geyser-like spray emerging from the south pole of Saturn’s moon Enceladus, two days after the Cassini mission spacecraft dashed through it.
NASA IG Sounds Alarm On Deep-Space Health Risks 
NASA is overly optimistic about its ability to address significant risks to astronaut health and performance, a report by NASA's inspector general says.
U.S. Commercial Crew ISS Docking Preparations Resume 
Two spacewalking NASA astronauts resumed efforts to prepare the International Space Station for future dockings by U.S. commercial crew transport vehicles on Oct. 28.
Mars Landing Workshop Explores Planetary Protection 
Overcoming planetary protection concerns presents just one of many significant challenges involved in putting humans onto the Martian terrain.
Cassini Probes Extraterrestrial Ocean for Hints of Life 
As Cassini probes closer to intriguing Enceladus south pole ice-spray—possible evidence of life-sustaining oceans—space agencies may use that experience as springboard for Europa mission.
NASA Asteroid Redirect Robotic Mission: Testbed For Mars Endeavors  2
The Journey to Mars planning update lacks cost estimates because intermediate steps are still being determined, NASA says; U.S. House Republicans are skeptical.
NASA’s Earth Sciences Budget Needs Prioritizing, Report Says 
A NAS report says NASA’s Earth Sciences Division budget is constrained and in need of a framework for prioritizing its choices for space missions.
Cassini To Sample Extraterrestrial Ocean Spray  2
The Cassini spacecraft is prepared to make its most detailed measurements yet of the curtain-like ice sprays from the south pole of the Saturn moon Enceladus.
NASA Relies On Asteroid Mission To Demo Mars Tech  6
NASA’s congressional overseers have questioned the relevance of both the asteroid capture and astronaut rendezvous to the agency’s ultimate objective of reaching the Martian environs with human explorers in the 2030s.
Spacewalkers To Resume ISS Docking Upgrades 
NASA astronauts are set to resume external upgrades to the International Space Station intended to prepare its U.S. segment for future commercial crew vehicle dockings.
Asteroid Sampling Spacecraft Ready For Environmental Tests 
With assembly complete, NASA’s Osiris-Rex spacecraft, the centerpiece for an asteroid sample return mission, will undergo five months of environmental testing.
World View Offers The Stratosphere For Holiday Gift 
World View, the startup with plans for luxurious high-altitude passenger balloon excursions, has claimed a spot in the 2015 Neiman Marcus Christmas Book.
NASA Invites Artistry To Address Asteroid Threat 
Who better to turn to than the creative side of almost everyone for ideas on how to find and protect the Earth from asteroids on potential collision courses.
Dscovr’s Earthly Gaze Debuts 
The Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft mission has debuted images of the sunlit Blue Marble Earth on a new NASA website,

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