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Marcia Smith

Marcia S. Smith is the founder and editor of and President of Space and Technology Policy Group, LLC (SpaceTech).  Previously she was Director of the Space Studies Board and of the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board at the U.S. National Research Council (2006-2009). Before that she was a specialist in aerospace and telecommunications policy at the Congressional Research Service (1975-2006), part of the U.S. Library of Congress, which provides objective, non-partisan research and analysis exclusively for the Members and committees of the U.S. Congress. She also was Executive Director of the U.S. National Commission on Space (1985-1986). A short biography is available here.

Links to some of her earlier publications and testimony to Congress while she worked at the Congressional Research Service (CRS) are available on under "Marcia Smith's CRS Reports and Testimony on the Web."

A complete list of her publications since 1973 is available here.   Her publications and presentations since spring 2009 when she started her consulting company are listed below in reverse chronological order.