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China's Space Program: An Overview

Description: This report discusses the nature and scope of the Chinese space program. The People's Republic of China launched its first astronaut, or "taikonaut," Lt. Col. Yang Liwei, on October 15, 2003 Beijing time (October 16 Eastern Daylight Time). China thus became only the third country, after Russia and the United States, able to launch humans into orbit. Lt. Col. Yang landed on October 16 Beijing time (October 15 EDT) after making 14 orbits (21 hours and 23 minutes).
Date: October 21, 2003
Creator: Smith, Marcia S.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Space Stations

Description: This report looks into Congress' continued debate regarding NASA's International Space Station (ISS) program to build a permanently-occupied space station in Earth orbit where astronauts live and conduct research. NASA expects that research performed in the near-zero gravity environment of the space station will result in new discoveries in life sciences, biomedicine, and materials sciences. Current congressional space station debate focuses on the impact of the space shuttle Columbia tragedy on the ISS program; the possibility that portions of the space station may not be built for cost reasons; and whether Russia can fulfill its commitments to ISS.
Date: November 3, 2003
Creator: Smith, Marcia S.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Space Stations

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Date: December 7, 2001
Creator: Smith, Marcia S.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Space Stations

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Date: April 9, 2002
Creator: Smith, Marcia S.
Item Type: Report
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Space Stations

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Date: June 19, 2002
Creator: Smith, Marcia S.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Space Stations

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Date: August 28, 2002
Creator: Smith, Marcia S.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Space Stations

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Date: September 23, 2002
Creator: Smith, Marcia S.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Space Stations

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Date: November 22, 2002
Creator: Smith, Marcia S.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Space Stations

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Date: August 9, 2005
Creator: Smith, Marcia S.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Space Stations

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Date: March 16, 2005
Creator: Smith, Marcia S.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

"Spam": An Overview of Issues Concerning Commercial Electronic Mail

Description: Spam, also called unsolicited commercial email (UCE) or “junk email,” aggravates many computer users. Not only can spam be a nuisance, but its cost may be passed on to consumers through higher charges from Internet service providers who must upgrade their systems to handle the traffic. Also, some spam involves fraud, or includes adult-oriented material that offends recipients or that parents want to protect their children from seeing. Proponents of UCE insist it is a legitimate marketing technique that is protected by the First Amendment, and that some consumers want to receive such solicitations. This report discusses this issue in detail, as well as related legislation.
Date: September 16, 2004
Creator: Smith, Marcia S.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Internet Privacy - Protecting Personal Information: Overview and Pending Legislation

Description: The privacy of information collected by operators of World Wide Web sites is a growing issue of concern. Many in Congress and the Clinton Administration prefer to rely on industry self regulation to protect consumer privacy, but frustration at industry's slow pace led to the 1998 passage of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act in 1998 (P.L. 105-277). This report provides a very abbreviated overview of Internet privacy issues and tracks pending legislation.
Date: January 16, 2001
Creator: Smith, Marcia S.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Military Space Programs: Issues Concerning DOD's SBIRS and STSS Programs

Description: This report discusses the Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS, formerly SBIRS-Low), managed by the Missile Defense Agency, which performs missile tracking and target discrimination for missile defense objectives.
Date: November 25, 2005
Creator: Smith, Marcia S.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wireless Privacy and Spam: Issues for Congress

Description: Wireless communications devices such as cell phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs) are ubiquitous. Some consumers, already deluged with unwanted commercial messages, or “spam,” via computers that access the Internet by traditional wireline connections, are concerned that such unsolicited advertising is expanding to wireless communications, further eroding their privacy. Congress continues to debate how to protect wireless subscribers further, and several bills were considered in the 108th Congress.
Date: December 22, 2004
Creator: Smith, Marcia S.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department