Mark Carreau

Space Contributor, Aviation Week & Space Technology

Posts by Mark Carreau

in On Space Jul 05, 2015

Russia's International Space Station Resupply Chain Restored with Progress Docking

"...feels like Chrismas in July," say space station cosmonauts. "The presents are here."....More
in On Space Jul 03, 2015

Russian Progress Resupply Mission Lifts Off Successfully To International Space Station

"Everything went by the book," noted Rob Navias, a NASA public affairs officer who monitored Friday's Progress 60 launching from the agency's Mission....More
in On Space Jun 25, 2015

Starving Milky Way Black Hole Gorges on Companion Star

"It's definitely a 'once in a professional lifetime' opportunity," says Erik Kuulkers, the European Space Agency's Integral project scientist....More
in On Space Jun 18, 2015

Ordinary Goes to Space

Retired NASA astronaut Clay Anderson's autobiography takes a hard look at the often stressful lives and personal struggles of America's shuttle and....More
in On Space Jun 08, 2015

Earth: Mars Can't Hear You (Just Temporarily)

NASA has ceased routine communications with five spacecraft orbiting and roving the surface of Mars through June 21, a period known as solar....More
in On Space May 22, 2015

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Descends Toward Asteroid Ceres for Closer Look at Bright Spots

Images gathered May 16 with cameras from an altitude of 4,500 miles have again prompted speculation the spacecraft has spotted ice deposits on the....More
in On Space May 05, 2015

ISS Fluid Dynamics Experiment: Fresh-Brewed Espresso

"Coffee: the finest organic suspension ever devised," according to European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti....More
in On Space Apr 25, 2015

Saturday's Progress 57 Space Station Departure Paves the Way for new Russian Re-supply Mission

Progress 59 is scheduled to lift off from Baikonur on Tuesday at 3:09 a.m., EDT, initiating a four orbit, six hour sprint to the International Space....More
in On Space Apr 21, 2015

Astronaut Scott Kelly Paces Start to ISS Marathon Mission, Chance to Sip Espresso

"We definitely look forward to the espresso machine," astronaut Scott Kelly, NASA's ISS marathoner, told Russia Today. "I know a lot of people are....More
in On Space Apr 15, 2015

Briny Water May Challenge Future Mars Spacecraft Design

"These finding have implications for planetary protection policies for future landed spacecraft," according to the Nature Geoscience report. "Cl-....More
From The Archives

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Oct 8, 2015

The Case Of The Missing F-117 Parts (2001) 16

How AW&ST found out what had happened to the remains of a shot-down F-117....More
Sep 18, 2015

The U.S.-Russian Moon Landing That Never Happened (1963) 7

U.S. President John F. Kennedy is well known for the 1961 speech to Congress in which he made the Apollo program a national goal. Less remembered is his controversial offer two years later to cooperate with the Soviet Union on a manned lunar landing....More
Sep 10, 2015

Airbus A380 Is Your Hotel In The Sky (2001) 5

In a September 2001 advertisement, Airbus promised to bring glamour back to passenger travel with its new A380, comparing the double-decker airliner to a hotel....More
Sep 9, 2015

Pratt & Whitney's Record Behind the DC-6 Record (1947) 2

Pratt & Whitney takes to the cover of AVIATION to credit its Double Wasp engines for the DC-6's record transatlantic flight....More
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