Southern California NASA Center Named For Neil Armstrong
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EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) – The memory of Neil Armstrong lives on at a NASA center.
President Barack Obama on Thursday signed a bill into law that rebrands the Dryden Flight Research Center in Southern California in honor of the late astronaut. Armstrong was a test pilot at the Mojave Desert facility and later became the first moonwalker.
The center is being renamed the NASA Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center. As a consolation, the center’s test range will be named for Hugh Dryden, a former NASA executive.
It’s not the first name makeover for NASA.
In 1999, the Lewis Research Center in Ohio – named for George Lewis, the first executive officer of NASA’s predecessor agency – was changed to the John H. Glenn Research Center, after the first American to orbit Earth.
NASA says it’s developing a timeline to carry out the latest name change.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.
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