Flight research facilities renamed for Neil Armstrong, NASA admin, after McCarthy legislation

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Aircraft research facilities at Edwards Air Force base will be renamed after prestigious men following the passage of legislation introduced by Kevin McCarthy.

Senate passed H.R. 667 that re-designates the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center as the Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center, and the Western Aeronautical Test Range as the Hugh L. Dryden Aeronautical Test Range.

"I'm honored that the Senate has passed my legislation, which will now go to the President’s desk for his signature that recognizes the rich history of Neil Armstrong and Hugh Dryden in Kern County and the Antelope Valley," McCarthy said in a statement.

"As we reflect on the achievements and legacy of these great Americans, it is exciting to see our region continue to lead the way in innovation in space exploration and aeronautical research and scientific discovery."

Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon.

Hugh Dryden was a aeronautical scientist who served as NASA's Deputy Administrator from 1958 through his death in 1965.

The Neil A Armstrong Flight Research Center and the Hugh L. Dryden Aeronautical Test Range are at the Edwards Air Force Base.

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