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.


U.S., Russian ISS Trio Returns to Earth in Kazakhstan

By Mark Carreau Apr 17, 2021
Russia’s Soyuz MS-17 descended under parachute onto the steppes of Kazakhstan early April 17, ending a 185-day mission to the International Space Station for NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov.

Mars Sample Return Seen Building On Rich Legacy of Scientific Results

By Mark Carreau Apr 15, 2021
NASA’s sample return missions to the Moon, Comet Wild 2 and the Sun have proven scientifically game-changing, and agency planners behind the Mars Sample Return believe it will prove of equal value.
Defense and Space

Blue Origin Rehearses Passenger Procedures with New Shepard

By Mark Carreau Apr 14, 2021
Blue Origin simulated pre- and post-launch passenger operations as its 15th suborbital launch of the New Shepard lifted off on April 14.
Defense and Space