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    Media Ratings Systems

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    Stem Cell Research and Treatment

    The subcommittee heard testimony from patients who have benefited from stem cell research, as well as from scientists who support and oppose the research.

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    Future of International Space Station

    NASA officials and others testified about safety concerns surrounding the International Space Station and its future. Topics included maintenance of the station, astronaut safety, and…

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    Space Exploration

    Witnesses testified about space exploration and the future of the space program. Among the topics they addressed were the scientific goals of future research, the future of NASA, and…

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    High Technology Emergency Preparedness

    Witnesses testified about the need and opportunity to enhance America’s technological preparedness and ability to respond in times of national emergency or natural disaster.

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    Fire Services Capabilities

    Lawmakers and firefighters testified about the challenges faced in responding to terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, as well as future needs of fire departments…

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    NASA Management

    Witnesses testified about several recent failures and delays at NASA. Among the topics they addressed were NASA’s focus on cost saving and their “better, faster,…

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    National Weather Service Operations

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from government weather officials and meteorologists concerning how the National Weather Service is adjusting its structure and services to meet reduced…

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    Life on Mars

    The subcommittee heard testimony on recent evidence that life exists on Mars. NASA researchers discovered what appear to be microscopic life forms in a meteorite which came from Mars.

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    Online Security

    Committee members heard testimony concerning legislation that would change a federal law which prohibits U.S. computer companies from selling data encryption programs abroad for the sake of…

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    Space Station Redesign

    The subcommittee heard testimony from a NASA official and a space policy analysts on the redesign of the Space Station Freedom and the restructuring of the space station…

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    Arctic and Antarctic Environmental Monitoring

    The subcommittee heard testimony on monitoring the arctic and antarctic regions and the oceans surrounding them. Environmental concerns included global climate change and the…

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    Hubble Space Telescope Problems

    The purpose of the subcommittee meeting was to discuss the Hubble Space Telescope and other space programs. The focus of discussion was the oversight of NASA’s quality assurance.

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    NASA Budget Overview

    The subcommittee initiated its review of the budget request of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for fiscal year 1991.

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