Mark Carreau

Space Correspondent

Houston, TX


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.


Dust Prompts Early End To NASA’s Extended Mars InSight Mission
Science operations aboard NASA’s Mars InSight lander are expected to stop by late summer rather than year-end due to an accumulation of dust on the lander’s two circular solar arrays.
michael.stearn… Tue, 05/17/2022 - 22:09
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NASA Administrator Addresses China, Plans For Cost Reform
The U.S. has entered a space race with China that rivals that of the Cold War era with the Soviet Union, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson told House lawmakers May 17.
michael.stearn… Tue, 05/17/2022 - 21:04
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Axiom Space Breaks Ground As Houston Spaceport Tenant

By Mark Carreau May 12, 2022
Fresh off the success of the first U.S. private astronaut mission to the International Space Station, Axiom Space has broken ground on a headquarters campus at Houston Spaceport to support work on the first U.S. commercially developed and operated space station.
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