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
U.S.-Russian-European Soyuz Crew Launches To ISS 
A trio of U.S., Russian and European astronauts launched to the International Space Station Nov. 17 for what promises to be a demanding six months aboard the orbiting science lab.
FAA Eager To Assume Satellite Tracking Role 
If the Trump administration endorses the move, this “space situational awareness” function long filled by the U.S. Air Force could be taken over by the FAA in 5-6 years, the agency says.
NASA Safety Panel To Defer Talks On Falcon 9 Fueling Concern 
The NASA Advisory Council’s Human Exploration and Operations committee agreed Nov. 14 to defer deliberations on a SpaceX Falcon 9 liquid oxygen fueling concern.
NASA Seeks Budget Clarity For Next Exploration Steps 
NASA's next steps toward its Journey to Mars plans could become a challenge without near-term action from Congress on 2017 and near-term budgets that keep pace with inflation.
NASA Rover Finds Mars Too Dry For Extant Life 
A study of meteorites on Mars suggests its harsh, cold conditions have been 10 and possibly 10,000 times drier than those on Earth for millions of years, which suggests a low probability of extant life.
Assessing The Reach Of Photonic Laser Thrusters 
Could the Photonic Laser Thruster (PLT) be the catalyst for eventual high-speed human travel throughout the Solar System?
Mars One Goes Public To Fund Red Planet Human Settlement  11
With the takeover agreement by InFin Innovative Finance AG, of Switzerland, Mars One would become the first Mars exploration initiative to go public.
Mars One Looks To Investors For Its Human Settlement Plan 
Mars One has signed a takeover agreement in which InFin Innovative Finance AG of Switzerland will acquire all shares of Mars One Ventures, PLC, the British arm of the Red Planet colonization venture.
NASA’s LRO Steps Up Lunar Water Observations 
Scientists have improved ultraviolet measurements of hydrated mineral movement across the Moon’s daytime side with a recent change to operations of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’s Lyman Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) instrument.
Lone Star Flight Museum Plans Late 2017 Debut
New Lone Star Flight Museum CEO Douglas H. Owens pledges to keep a modest but mostly flyable collection of historically significant aircraft airworthy as the gallery transitions from its first home in Galveston to Houston’s Ellington Airport.
Report: Wfirst May Jeopardize Other Astronomy Efforts 
Although there is enthusiasm about anticipated advances in astronomy and astrophysics promised by NASA’s Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope, cost and schedule concerns could jeopardize funding for mid- and smaller-scale initiatives.
Repurposed U.S. Military Sensor May Seek Mars Biosignatures 
A two-decade-old remote sensing technology used by the U.S. military to detect harmful airborne pathogens and toxins may find new life seeking organic biosignatures in the atmosphere and on the surface of Mars and other planetary science destinations.
Study Suggests Earth And Moon Share Dynamic Past 
New modeling of the Earth-Moon system attempts to further explain the explosive nature of the lunar formation and the complex interactions between the battered Earth, its offspring and the Sun that followed.
NASA’s Juno Exits Safe Mode 
NASA’s Jupiter-orbiting Juno spacecraft emerged from several days in safe mode earlier this week and executed a maneuver to help set up its next close pass of the gas giant.
Space Station Ambulance Options Studied 
International Space Station crews may have been lucky so far, but the time has come for NASA and its partners to equip the six-person outpost with a specially configured ambulance, according to former U.S. astronaut Steve Robinson.
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