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.

Europe’s Sentinel-2B Launched Aboard Vega 
Sentinel-2B successfully launched atop an Arianespace Vega rocket from the European spaceport in French Guiana late March 6.
Earth Observatory Faster At Forecasting Solar Hazard 
Terrestrial rather than space-based observatories might hasten advanced warnings of solar disruptions that discharge high-velocity solar energetic particles into space that could pose a health threat to astronauts, a study says.
Advanced Greenhouse Headed To ISS 
NASA scientists are preparing advanced plant growth hardware for delivery to the U.S. segment of the International Space Station later this month as part of a modest greenhouse.
Maven Maneuver Avoids Impact With Martian Moon 
With a small but significant maneuver earlier this week, NASA’s Maven Mars orbiter avoided a potential collision with Phobos, the larger of the Red Planet’s two moons.
AIA Calls For NASA Budget Increase 
With an more muscular annual budget, NASA could regain some of the urgency that marked the nation’s Apollo era, according to an Aerospace Industries Association assessment released just before President Donald Trump’s first address to Congress.
With Time Running Out, Space-debris Removal Picks Up Steam  26
Space-debris mitigation is getting more attention as companies prepare to launch thousands of new smallsats into low Earth orbit, where the environment is already filling up with dangerous space junk.
Tornado Aftermath Slows SLS Rocket Work 
Disruptions from a tornado that struck NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans on Feb. 7 have likely slowed production of the propellant tanks for the core stage of the inaugural Space Launch System rocket by a couple of months.
Russian Resupply Capsule Docks With Space Station 
Russia’s Progress MS-05 cargo capsule carried out an automated docking with the Russian segment of the International Space Station early Feb. 24, marking the arrival of the second resupply spacecraft at the orbiting science laboratory within 24 hr.
NASA Anticipates 2021 Mars Traffic Jam  9
Mars could get pretty congested with spacecraft in early 2021 thanks to an emerging global lineup of missions eager to take advantage of a mid-2020 launch opportunity.
Delayed SpaceX Dragon Reaches ISS 
SpaceX’s 10th NASA-contracted resupply mission reached the International Space Station early Feb. 23, delivering a significant science cargo among its 5,500 lb. of food, crew supplies and equipment.
SpaceX Dragon Aborts First ISS Rendezvous Attempt 
SpaceX’s 10th NASA-contracted resupply mission capsule carried out an onboard computer-commanded abort of its automated approach to the International Space Station early Feb. 22 because of an apparent relative navigation error.
Russian Progress Cargo Capsule Launches To Space Station 
Russia’s Progress MS-05 resupply mission spacecraft was on course for an automated docking with the six-person International Space Station early Feb. 24 following a successful liftoff.
SpaceX Dragon ISS Delivery Back In Business  2
For the first time since last summer, SpaceX successfully got cargo to the International Space Station, including many new research projects.
NASA Considers Increasing Station Crew Size  7
Increasing from three to four the number of astronauts assigned to the station's U.S. segment could double research activities, NASA believes.
NASA’s Juno To Stick With 53-Day Jupiter Orbit 
NASA’s Science Mission Directorate has elected to maintain the $1.13 billion Juno mission spacecraft at Jupiter in its current 53-day orbit rather than attempt a once-planned propulsive maneuver that would cut the orbital period to 14 days but introduce unwanted risk.
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