135Jul 14, 2004
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.
115Sep 25, 1996
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.
74Sep 28, 2004
Media Ratings Systems
69Oct 29, 2003
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 whether ...
52Jul 1, 1993
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 program. Earlier in the ...
48Dec 5, 2001
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.
43Jul 30, 2003
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 the ...
38May 15, 1997
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 funding ...
33Jul 10, 1990
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.
29Jun 12, 1996
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 national ...
27Mar 22, 2000
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, cheaper” ...
27May 13, 1991
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 preservation of ...
25Mar 9, 1990
NASA Budget Overview
The subcommittee initiated its review of the budget request of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for fiscal year 1991.
17Oct 11, 2001
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 for ...