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November 18, 2005

Dryden Flight Research Center
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Alan Brown
NASA Dryden Flight Research Center
Phone: 661/276-2665


Author James Hansen Outlines Early Career Of Neil Armstrong At Dryden - Historian James Hansen, author of the recently published biography of Neil Armstrong "First Man," outlined highlights of Armstrong's seven years as a research pilot and engineer at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center prior to his joining NASA's astronaut corps during a colloquium presentation at the center Nov. 17. Hansen (left) signed first-edition copies of his work for NASA Dryden employees following his presentation, including retired NASA research pilot Fitzhugh Fulton (right). A painting highlighting aspects of Armstrong's early NACA/NASA career (behind Hansen) at the center from 1955 through 1962 was unveiled during the program. NASA Dryden photo by Tony Landis


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