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Re: Congress renames NASA flight center after Neil Armstrong
« Reply #20 on: 02/28/2014 09:10 PM »
Dryden Renamed Armstrong Flight Research Center

 

Two icons of aerospace engineering and excellence will share the spotlight on Saturday, when NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, California is officially renamed the Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) and the Center’s 12,000-square-mile Western Aeronautical Test Range becomes the Hugh L. Dryden Aeronautical Test Range (DATR).  Made possible by legislation signed into law by President Obama on January 16, the renaming honors two NASA legends.  Hugh Dryden was considered an aeronautical genius who pushed the boundaries of high speed flight.  His organizational leadership was at the root of Armstrong’s most spectacular flight achievements, from the X-15 to his 1969 first footsteps on the moon.  I cannot think of a more appropriate way to honor these two leaders who broadened our understanding of aeronautics and space exploration.

 

Beginning in 1931, Dryden’s expertise at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics and then at NASA established America’s leadership in space and organized the research that led to our first steps in space.  Armstrong had significant ties to the Dryden Center, both before and after his days as a NASA astronaut.  He served as a research test pilot there from 1955 to 1962 and was part of the team that conceptualized and tested the lunar landing training vehicle.  Both Dryden and Armstrong are pioneers whose contributions to NASA and our nation are unequalled.  The March 1 renaming is a fitting tribute that honors their legacies.  Please join me in celebrating this historic recognition.  I look forward to a public commemoration marking this occasion later this year.

 

 

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Re: Congress renames NASA flight center after Neil Armstrong
« Reply #21 on: 03/10/2014 07:37 AM »
I agree that, if and when, the first lunar outpost is established, it should be named Armstrong.  The second should be Aldrin and the third Collins.

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Re: Congress renames NASA flight center after Neil Armstrong
« Reply #22 on: 06/30/2014 08:56 PM »
NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center: Advancing Technology and Science Through Flight

Published on Jun 30, 2014

When you think of NASA, you probably think of space exploration. Aeronautics, the science of flight, is also an important piece of NASA's directive. NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center has been on the cutting edge of aeronautical development in pursuit of our goal to advance technology and science through flight throughout the seven decades of its existence. Branching out from its roots in aeronautics research, the center today supports NASA's science, space exploration and technology development goals as well as its core work in aeronautics through a wide range of research projects and missions.

NASA Armstrong is working to solve the challenges that still exist in our nation's air transportation system, helping create safer, cleaner, and more effective travel for everyone through fuel-efficient flight planning, and the reduction of aircraft fuel consumption, emissions, and noise. The center is conducting an unprecedented array of airborne science missions that seek new knowledge and understanding of Earth. It supports new knowledge of our solar system and the universe beyond through its operation of the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy. And NASA Armstrong is helping to validate new flight technologies that have practical implications here on our planet and in space exploration.

This video presents an overview of NASA Armstrong, NASA's center of excellence for atmospheric flight research, flying what others only imagine --- yesterday, today and into the future .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGbqMkq8z9A?t=001

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Re: Congress renames NASA flight center after Neil Armstrong
« Reply #23 on: 05/21/2018 08:42 PM »
bump....

25 Years of Flight Research

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center
Published on May 21, 2018

A narrated film documentary of flight tests at the NACA and NASA’s Flight Research Center shows the X-1, D-558-II, X-3, X-4, X-5, and X-15 in flight and on the ground. The story describes what each aircraft contributed to flight’s expansion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1FoytXVedQ?t=001

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Re: Congress renames NASA flight center after Neil Armstrong
« Reply #24 on: 05/21/2018 11:32 PM »
Oblique Wing Flights

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center
Published on May 21, 2018

Flown in the mid 70's, this Oblique Wing was a large-scale R/C experimental aircraft to demonstrate the ability to pivot its wing to an oblique angle, allowing for a reduced drag penalty at transonic speeds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWrEPzeHCBg?t=001

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