House of Representatives votes to rename Dryden Flight Research Center

Bill would rename center after Neil Armstrong

EDWARDS AFB, Calif. - A bill to rename Kern County's Dryden Flight Research Center after the first man to walk on the moon is now in the hands of the U.S. Senate.

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 394-0 Monday to rename the flight center at Edwards Air Force Base after Neil Armstrong.

In addition to Apollo 11, Armstrong was a test pilot at Edwards Air Force Base from 1955 to 1962 and flew a variety of test aircraft, including the Bell X-1 and X-15.  He also piloted the F-100 Super Sabre and F-104 Starfighter.

Armstrong died last August at the age of 82.

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