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    NASA: Janet Armstrong's Guest Badge to the Armstrong Flight Research Center Dedication and Renaming Ceremony, May 13, 2014, Directly From The Armstrong Family Collection™, CAG Certified. A 2.5" x 4" handsomely-illustrated laminated clip-on badge to the ceremony where the Dryden Flight Research Center was renamed in honor of the late Neil Armstrong, per congressional legislation. A wonderful souvenir of this well-deserved posthumous recognition. More information will be found on our website. Light wear, very fine. CAG 1000160-047. This lot will include an encapsulated CAG Photo Certificate with a Statement of Provenance signed by Neil Armstrong's sons, Rick and Mark.

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    Portion of NASA Press Release

    March 31, 2014

     

    MEDIA ADVISORY M14-055

    NASA Armstrong Center Renaming Ceremony Set for May 13

     

    Media are invited to 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.

     

    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. The name change became official March 1.

     

    Rep. McCarthy, whose district includes the center, authored the resolution to rename the facility for Armstrong, a former research test pilot who flew at the center and the first man to step on the moon during the historic Apollo 11 mission in 1969. The legislation also directed the naming of the center's aeronautical test range for the late Hugh L. Dryden, the center's namesake since 1976, who had been the director of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics from 1949 to 1958 and NASA's first deputy administrator from 1958 until his death in 1965.



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