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Space Advocates for Lampson
News Release
Monday, February 20, 2012

Space Advocates Invitation to Lunch with Nick Lampson

HOUSTON – Now more than ever the NASA Human Spaceflight program needs a strong representative in Congress, an advocate who knows NASA programs and will work with the President and both parties to advance human space exploration. Former Congressman Nick Lampson, candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas’ 14th Congressional District, has the knowledge and experience to do just that.  

Members of the community interested in the future of the space program are invited to meet with Lampson on Thursday, March 1, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., at Red River BBQ, 1911 E. Main Street in League City.  The luncheon, organized by Space Advocates for Lampson, is an opportunity to share ideas and discuss issues with the candidate. Attendees are responsible for their own lunch, ordering from the menu but dining with Lampson in a private room reserved for the event.

Lampson believes our commitment to the space program is a bipartisan issue. “NASA's human spaceflight program shouldn't be a political football. My experience shows we can work across the aisle to develop a path to deep space exploration sooner rather than later. I'm ready to work for that future on day one,” states Lampson, an ardent supporter of NASA and human space exploration.

Space Advocates for Lampson, an ad-hoc organization of citizens from diverse backgrounds in the Bay area committed to NASA and the future of the space program, have chosen to support Nick Lampson as the best candidate from either party to represent the region’s interest in the U.S. Congress.

“We expect the coming budget season will be challenging for NASA and the space community,” states Suzy Allison, Event Committee Chair. “We hope to show there is a strong potential for solid, agreed-upon programs with the election of Nick Lampson and others who support human spaceflight.” 

Space Advocates for Lampson plans to rally members of the local community in support of Lampson's campaign, ultimately resulting in his election and ascendancy to chair the House Space Sub-committee in the House Science Committee, where he will champion efforts to obtain funding to explore deep space.

A lifelong resident of southeast Texas and a second-generation Italian-American, Lampson served in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing the 9th Congressional District from 1997 to 2005 and the 22nd Congressional District from 2007 to 2009.




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