The House yesterday voted to rename the Dryden Flight Research Center after Neil Armstrong.


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Don’t they have better things to do ? The House yesterday voted to rename the Dryden Flight Research Center after Neil Armstrong.

As I noted previously, I disagree strongly with this action. To honor Armstrong properly we should name something really important after him. But it is shameless and wrong to steal the honor from Hugh Dryden in doing so. Armstrong, a modest and honorable man, would have surely protested this action himself.

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  • jwing

    I agree with you. My initial thought on a more appropriate dedication would be to rename the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum in honor of Neil Armstrong. Neil Armstrong represents every man and woman of the past century who willed himself to fly above and beyond, and he did it a most humble yet exceptional way. He was a class act deserving such an honor for future generations of children and adults to emulate.

  • Pzatchok

    Couldn’t we name something a little more permanent after him?

    Like a lunar crater or asteroid that stands a chance of out living humans.

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