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House Votes to Rename NASA Center for Neil Armstrong

Situated within the historic Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California, NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center is illustrative of the close link between the careers of both Hugh Dryden and Neil Armstrong. Photo Credit: NASA

Following months of speculation and deliberation, the U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously Monday to rename NASA’s Dryden Flight [...]

NASA's Dryden Center Might be Renamed for Neil Armstrong

Armstrong in the cockpit of an X-15 at Edwards Air Force Base, an aircraft he flew at the site that might soon bear his name. Photo Credit: NASA

Earlier this week, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would honor Neil Armstrong; NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center would be renamed for the first man to [...]

Neil Armstrong: Rocket Pilot

Armstrong, still in the X-15’s cockpit, smiling after a flight. Photo Credit: NASA

Neil Armstrong is often celebrated as the first man to walk on the Moon, but he was always quick to point out that he was, first and foremost, a pilot and engineer. After all, you have to learn to fly before [...]