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NASA’s Glenn Research Center holds dedication ceremony for its Neil A. Armstrong Test Facility

Posted at 8:22 AM, Aug 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-11 13:17:27-04

SANDUSKY, Ohio — UPDATE: Due to technical difficulties, News 5 is unable to live stream the ceremony. We will update this story with video and photos after the ceremony is finished.
NASA’s Glenn Research Center will hold a dedication ceremony for its Neil A. Armstrong Test Facility in Sandusky Wednesday.

Formerly called the Plum Brook Station, the facility is home to some of the world’s most powerful and capable space simulation chambers that support NASA’s Artemis program.

Beginning at 1 p.m. the following officials will honor the American icon and celebrate the facility’s contributions to NASA and commercial space.

  • SenatorBillNelson, NASA administrator
  • Col.PamMelroy, NASA deputy administrator
  • Members of the Ohio Federal and State Delegation
  • Dr.Marla Pérez-Davis, NASA’s Glenn Research Center director
  • Mr.Mark Armstrong, son of astronaut NeilArmstrong

Neil Armstrong, who was the first man on the moon, began his career at Glenn Research Center as a test pilot in 1955. He flew aircraft like the F-82 Twin Mustang and C-47 Skytrain before transitioning to the agency’s High Speed Flight Station in California and later becoming an astronaut.

RELATED: NASA's Orion spacecraft is one step closer to Artemis 1 moon mission after successful testing at Plum Brook Station

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