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Media Access Deadline Near for NASA Armstrong Renaming Ceremony

By SpaceRef Editor
May 2, 2014
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Media Access Deadline Near for NASA Armstrong Renaming Ceremony

News media are invited to attend a formal dedication ceremony to mark the renaming of NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, formerly the Dryden Flight Research Center, on Tuesday, May 13 at the center’s campus at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

Media who wish to cover the rededication ceremony should contact the Armstrong public affairs office at 661-276-3449 or email kim.l.lewis-bias@nasa.gov, no later than May 8 for U.S. citizens and permanent resident aliens. Media must work for a legitimate, verifiable newsgathering organization. No substitutions of non-credentialed media representatives will be allowed.

The renaming ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. PDT in Hangar 4802. It is expected to include comments from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Armstrong Center Director David McBride, Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California and members of the Armstrong and Dryden families.

Legislation to redesignate the 68-year-old facility, NASA’s center of excellence for atmospheric flight research, in honor of the late Neil A. Armstrong was passed by the House of Representatives in early 2013, by the Senate on Jan. 8, and was signed into law by President Obama on Jan. 16, 2014. The name change became official March 1.

For more details the center’s renaming and the lives and careers of Dryden and Armstrong, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/armstrong/news/NewsReleases/2014/14-05.html

SpaceRef staff editor.