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Rep. Nick Lampson Letter to President on Maintaining Operations of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Satellite

Jul 23, 2004
Letterhead for the Committee on Science
July 23, 2004

The President
The White House
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President:

I'm writing to express my concern over NASA's announcement that it intends to terminate the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) later this year.  I believe that such a step is ill-advised and will increase the risk to life and property from hurricanes, typhoons, and other severe storms over the next two years.  As you know, such storms have devastated Texas and many other parts of the United States on numerous occasions over the last half-century.   I urge you to take whatever steps are necessary to preserve this unique space-based capability so that it may continue to support hurricane forecast operations for as long as possible....

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108th Congress