NASA dedicates test facility to Neil Armstrong
SANDUSKY, Ohio (WTVG) – Ohio has a proud history of being home to some of the most famous aviation people in that country’s history. Now, NASA is honoring one of Ohio’s greatest with a building dedicated to him.
On Wednesday, NASA dedicated the Neil A Armstrong test facility, named after a man who walked on the moon and inspired Americans to reach for the stars.
“He’s a boy from Ohio, and he grew up as you heard from his son, not far from Sandusky,” NASA Administrator Senator Bill Nelson said.
The Plum Brook station in Sandusky is now the Neil A Armstrong test facility. The center is testing equipment for Project Artemis, which hopes to put people back on the moon by 2023. Neil Armstrong was born and raised here in Ohio, and his son was grateful to see a facility near his home named after his father who inspired him so much. many.
Mark Armstrong said of his father’s legacy at the dedication ceremony: “When you can tell someone in the world that if they work hard and apply themselves, they can do things he could never have imagined, it’s more stimulating than any other scientific advancement. “
Senator Rob Portman was friends with the late Armstrong.
“I am delighted that this name is being renamed Neil Armstrong, not only because of his accomplishments that we learned in school, but also because of who he was as a person. And his character. Especially his humility and his patriots, ”he says.
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