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Smith, Marcia S.

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Works: 152 works in 651 publications in 1 language and 11,393 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Portraits  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Marcia S Smith
Space activities of the United States, Soviet Union, and other launching countries/organizations : 1957-1990 : report by Marcia S Smith( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. space programs by Marcia S Smith( Book )

38 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 109th Congress is addressing a broad range of civilian, military, and commercial space issues. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) conducts the most visible space activities. For FY2005, NASA received a total of $16.2 billion. The FY2006 request is $16.46 billion. The appropriate role of the government in facilitating commercial space businesses is an ongoing debate. For many years, the focus has been on space launch services, but commercial remote sensing satellites also pose complex questions. President Bush signed a new commercial remote sensing policy in 2003, and a new space launch policy in 2004, that try to strike a balance between facilitating commercial activities while ensuring the U.S. government has needed data and services. Congressional Research Service - The Library of Congress International cooperation and competition in space are affected by the world economic situation and the post-Cold War political climate. President Clinton's 1993 decision to merge NASA's space station program with Russia's is symbolic of the dramatic changes, and the risks
Space launch vehicles : government activities, commercial competition, and satellite exports by Marcia S Smith( Book )

34 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Launching satellites into orbit, once the exclusive domain of the U.S. and Soviet governments, today is an industry in which companies in the United States, Europe, China, Russia, Ukraine, Japan, and India compete. In the United States, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) owns and launches its space shuttle. Private sector companies provide launch services for other NASA launches and most Department of Defense (DOD) launches. Commercial customers purchase launch services from the U.S. companies or their competitors. Since the early 1980s, Congress and successive Administrations have taken actions, including passing several laws, to facilitate the U.S. commercial space launch services business. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulates the industry. Forecasts in the 1990s suggesting significant increases in launch demand sparked plans to develop new launch vehicles. NASA and DOD created government-industry partnerships to develop new reusable launch vehicles (RLVs) and "evolved" expendable launch vehicles (EELVs), respectively. (The space shuttle is the only RLV today. All other launch vehicles are "expendable"--They can only be used once). Several U.S. private sector companies began developing their own launch vehicles. Projections for launch services demand declined dramatically beginning in 1999, however. NASA's efforts to develop a new RLV to replace the shuttle faltered. DOD's new EELVs (Atlas V and Delta IV) began service, but, with reduced demand, the companies that build them (Lockheed Martin and Boeing) want more DOD funding to defray their costs. In 2005, the two companies announced they would merge their EELV launch services for U.S. government customers. The joint venture, if approved by regulatory authorities, would be named the United Launch Alliance. Commercial launch services would not be affected. Congress is debating the future of the space shuttle, which returned to flight in July 2005 after a two and one-half year hiatus following the 2003 Columbia tragedy. President Bush has directed NASA to terminate the shuttle in 2010, but some want it to continue until a replacement is available. NASA is assessing what new vehicles it needs to implement the President's "Moon/Mars" program. One option is a "shuttle-derived" launch vehicle. In October 2004, Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne suborbital spacecraft won the $10 million Ansari X-prize. Some believe this heralds an era of comparatively affordable space tourism. Congress passed a law in 2004 (P.L. 108-492) to establish a regulatory environment for space tourism. Concerns that China benefitted militarily from knowledge gained through commercial satellite launches in the 1990s led to changes in U.S. satellite export policy. The changes, especially returning control over such exports to the State Department from the Commerce Department, remain controversial because of what some claim is a negative impact on U.S. satellite manufacturing companies whose clients may choose European suppliers to avoid the U.S. export control regulations
Possibility of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe : report by Library of Congress( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Space stations by Marcia S Smith( Book )

33 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congress continues to debate NASA's International Space Station (ISS), a permanently occupied facility in Earth orbit where astronauts live and conduct research. Congress appropriated approximately $35 billion for the program from FY1985-2005. The initial FY2006 ISS request was $2.180 billion: $1.857 billion for construction and operations and $324 million for research to be conducted by ISS crews. In a July budget amendment, NASA transferred $168 million for ISS Crew/Cargo Services to another part of the NASA budget and reduced the ISS request commensurately. The final version of the FY2006 appropriations bill that includes NASA (H.R. 2862) cuts $80 million from the originally submitted budget, and NASA now plans to spend $306 million, instead of $324 million, on ISS research in FY2006
Astronauts and cosmonauts biographical and statistical data : report by Marcia S Smith( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Space activities of the United States, Soviet Union, and other launching countries-organizations, 1957-1993 : report by Marcia S Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Space law and related documents : international space law documents, U.S. space law documents( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

United States civilian space programs, 1958-1978 : report by United States( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Space activities of the United States, Soviet Union, and other launching countries/organizations, 1957-1982 : report by Marcia S Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

United States civilian space programs : an overview : report by Library of Congress( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Space activities of the United States, Soviet Union, and other launching countries/organizations, 1957-1983 : report by Marcia S Smith( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Space activities of the United States, Soviet Union, and other launching countries : 1957-1986 : report by Marcia S Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Space activities of the United States, Soviet Union, and other launching countries : 1957-1987 : report by Marcia S Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Internet privacy : overview and pending legislation by Marcia S Smith( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Internet privacy issues generally encompass two types of concerns. One is the collection of personally identifiable information (PII) by website operators from visitors to government and commercial websites, or by software that is surreptitiously installed on a user's computer ("spyware") and transmits the information to someone else. The other is the monitoring of electronic mail and Web usage by the government or law enforcement officials, employers, or Internet Service Providers
Space activities of the United States, Soviet Union, and other launching countries/organizations, 1957-1984 : report by Marcia S Smith( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sharing the adventure with the public : the value and excitement of "grand questions" of space science and exploration : summary of a workshop by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On November 8-10, 2010, the National Research Council's Space Studies Board (SSB) held a public workshop on how NASA and its associated science and exploration communities communicate with the public about major NASA activities and programs. The concept and planning of the workshop developed over a period of two years. In conjunction with the SSB, the workshop planning committee identified five "Grand Questions" in space science and exploration around which the event was organized. As outlined in the summary, the workshop concluded with sessions on communicating space research and exploration to the public."--Publisher's description
 
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Possibility of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe : report
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