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.


NASA Astronaut Mark Vande Hei Aims for U.S. Spaceflight Record

By Mark Carreau Sep 15, 2021
Veteran NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei may set a new record of 353 days for the longest U.S. human spaceflight.
NASA Awards Contracts To Advance  Human Lunar Landing Systems
NASA has awarded five companies $146 million in contracts to develop and evaluate lunar Human Landing System concepts beyond the planned Artemis III landing.
jeff.morris@av… Wed, 09/15/2021 - 15:10
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NASA’s Hopes For 2024 Human Lunar Return Fading
NASA is gradually acknowledging that efforts to return human explorers to the surface of the Moon in 2024 through the Artemis initiative are fading.
jeff.morris@av… Mon, 09/13/2021 - 21:08
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