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Houses Passes Bill to Rename Dryden FRC After Armstrong

Marcia S. Smith
Posted: 25-Feb-2013
Updated: 25-Feb-2013 10:25 PM

Picking up from where it left off in the 112th Congress, the House today passed a bill to rename NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center after Neil Armstrong.

On December 31, 2012, the House passed a bill to rename Dryden FRC after the late Neil Armstrong, a test pilot long before he became famous as the commander of the first human landing on the Moon, Apollo 11.   Time ran out before the Senate could pass the bill in the 112th Congress, however, so today the House passed a new bill, H.R. 667, with the same purpose.  It renames Dryden FRC after Armstrong, while redesignating the Western Aeronautical Test Range as the Hugh L. Dryden Aeronautical Test Range. 

The bill passed the House 394-0.

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