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    International Space Station

    A former NASA astronaut and officials from NASA, Boeing, and the Government Accountability Office testified at a hearing on challenges facing the International Space Station (ISS). Much of…

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    Proposed Environmental Protection Agency Regulations

    Administrator Gina McCarthy testified at a hearing on proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulations. She also explained her agency’s regulatory agenda and answered…

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    Hydraulic Fracturing

    Researchers and regulators testified at a hearing on the safety of hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking,” methods used to extract oil and natural gas. "Fracking"…

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    Drone Research and Development

    Witnesses testified at a House Science, Space, and Technology Committee hearing on research and development performed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National…

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    Deep Space Exploration

    Witnesses testified on the nation’s deep space exploration programs and capabilities. William Gerstenmaier provided an update on the Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion…

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    Health Care Website Security

    Todd Park, the former chief technology officer in charge of healthcare.gov, testified before a House Science, Space, and Technology subcommittee about the website’s security…

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    Border Security Technology

    Witnesses testified at a House Science, Space, and Technology subcommittee joint hearing on surveillance technologies that could help secure the U.S. border with Mexico. They talked…

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    International Space Station

    Commander Steven Swanson and flight engineer Reid Wiseman appeared live via satellite from the Destiny Lab in the International Space Station (ISS) to testify at a House Science, Space, and…

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    Clean Water Act Regulations

    Robert Perciasepe testified on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) oversight authority under the Clean Water Act. He answered questions from committee members on the…

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    Extraterrestrial Life

    Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Research Center (SETI) specialists testified on the scientific methods used to look for extraterrestrial life, including radio and optical astronomy…

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    Space Traffic Safety

    Witnesses testified on the roles of U.S. federal agencies in orbital debris mitigation and space traffic management, the authorities granted to those agencies, and the coordination of their…

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    NASA Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden testified on his agency’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposal. The request is $17.5 billion with the goal sending humans to an asteroid by 2025,…

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    Private Sector STEM Programs, Student Testimony

    A House Science, Space and Technology subcommittee held a hearing focusing on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics( STEM) education initiatives developed and conducted by the…

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    Private Sector STEM Programs, Educators Panel

    A House Science, Space and Technology subcommittee held a hearing focusing on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education initiatives developed and conducted by the…

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    HealthCare.gov Web Site Security

    Cybersecurity experts testified on information security on the Healthcare.gov Web site. One of the panelists said that overall, the government’s cybersecurity standards were weak.

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    Environmental Protection Agency Oversight

    Gina McCarthy testified on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) policies and role in science and technology activities. Among the topics addressed were the science used by EPA…

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    NASA Infrastructure

    NASA Inspector General Paul Martin and NASA Associate Deputy Administrator Richard Keegan testified at a House Science Subcommittee hearing on NASA’s efforts to manage its facilities…

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    Future of Coal

    Obama administration and coal industry testified on the future of coal and its use as energy source. Several Republican committee members described the administration of waging a…

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    Weather Forecasting

    The House Science Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing examining ways to improve weather forecasting by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Panelists included…

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    Windstorm Damage Mitigation Efforts

    Experts on wind, structural safety, and civil and coastal engineering testified on efforts to mitigate damage from wind hazards, including tornadoes, hurricanes, and derechos.

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