Democratic Congressman for the 22nd district of Texas, which includes Clear Lake in the Houston area, home of the Johnson Space Center.
Congressman Lampson has long been a strong advocate for human space exploration. He introduced the "Space Exploration Act" in 2002 and 2003, which foreshadowed some of the initiatives in President Bush's 2004 "New Vision for Space Exploration", including the following language: "A bold and sustained human space flight initiative of scientific exploration should contain progressively more challenging objectives, including missions to the Earth-Sun libration points, Earth-orbit crossing asteroids, the lunar surface, the satellites of Mars, and the surface of Mars."
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