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NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center has been officially redesignated as the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center as of March 1, 2014. > Learn more
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Center Name Change
On March 1, 2014, NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center became the Armstrong Flight Research Center in honor of research pilot and astronaut Neil A. Armstrong. NASA's Western Aeronautical Test Range is now named for NACA director and NASA's first deputy administrator Hugh L. Dryden.
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> A Time for Change
This edition of the X-Press newsletter focuses on former research pilot and astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, for whom the center is now named, as well as its former namesake, Hugh L. Dryden. Dryden, the first and only director of the NACA and the first deputy administrator of NASA, was a key figure in aeronautics, spaceflight and planning of the Apollo moon missions. He continues to be honored in the naming of the center's Dryden Aeronautical Test Range for him...Read more