NASA renames building for astronaut Neil Armstrong - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

NASA renames building for astronaut Neil Armstrong

Posted: Updated:
NASA has honored one of its most famous astronauts by renaming a key building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

It now bears the name of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon when the Apollo 11 mission landed there 45 years ago.

Armstrong, who died in 2012, was remembered at a ceremony Monday as not only an astronaut, but also as an aerospace engineer, a test pilot and university professor. Michael Collins, who flew with him on Apollo 11, said he had a powerful combination of curiosity and intelligence, along with an intuitive grasp of flight machinery and its complexity.

Buzz Aldrin, another Apollo 11 crew member, and backup mission commander Jim Lovell also spoke at the ceremony, as did Armstrong's sons Rick and Mark.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More From wfmj.comHot ClicksMore>>

  • What is lava haze? A look at Hawaii's latest volcanic hazard

    What is lava haze? A look at Hawaii's latest volcanic hazard

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 3:45 PM EDT2018-05-22 19:45:48 GMT
    (U.S. Geological Survey via AP). In this image provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, lava from fissure 20 enters the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii on Sunday, May 20, 2018. The volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii's Big Island has gotten...(U.S. Geological Survey via AP). In this image provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, lava from fissure 20 enters the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii on Sunday, May 20, 2018. The volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii's Big Island has gotten...
    White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass are billowing into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano pours down a hillside and into the ocean.More >>
    White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass are billowing into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano pours down a hillside and into the ocean.More >>
  • School shooting victims killed attempting to ward off gunman

    School shooting victims killed attempting to ward off gunman

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 2:57 PM EDT2018-05-22 18:57:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/Fareed Khan). Abdul Aziz Sheikh, center, father of Sabika Sheikh, a victim of a shooting at a Texas high school, shows a picture of his daughter in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, May 19, 2018. The Pakistani foreign exchange student is among tho...(AP Photo/Fareed Khan). Abdul Aziz Sheikh, center, father of Sabika Sheikh, a victim of a shooting at a Texas high school, shows a picture of his daughter in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, May 19, 2018. The Pakistani foreign exchange student is among tho...
    An outgoing and 'really funny' student who blocked the door to try to prevent the gunman from entering the classroom and an exchange student who aspired to work in civil service were among the 10 people killed at a...More >>
    An outgoing and 'really funny' student who blocked the door to try to prevent the gunman from entering the classroom and an exchange student who aspired to work in civil service were among the 10 people killed at a Texas high school.More >>
  • Miss Nebraska wins Miss USA competition

    Miss Nebraska wins Miss USA competition

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 4:13 AM EDT2018-05-22 08:13:46 GMT
    The show has begun to see who will go home with the Miss USA title.More >>
    The show has begun to see who will go home with the Miss USA title.More >>
  • More NewsMore>>

  • Police: Pregnant teen struck by vehicle during an alleged marijuana deal in Warren

    Police: Pregnant teen struck by vehicle during an alleged marijuana deal in Warren

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:25 PM EDT2018-05-22 23:25:40 GMT

    A pregnant teenager was taken to the hospital after police said she was struck by a vehicle after being thrown from it.

    More >>

    A pregnant teenager was taken to the hospital after police said she was struck by a vehicle after being thrown from it.

    More >>
  • PSP investigating deadly Lawrence County crash on Route 18

    PSP investigating deadly Lawrence County crash on Route 18

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 6:03 PM EDT2018-05-22 22:03:43 GMT

    One person has died following a crash on Route 18 in New Beaver Boro on Tuesday. 

    More >>

    One person has died following a crash on Route 18 in New Beaver Boro on Tuesday. 

    More >>
  • Valley in need of foster parents

    Valley in need of foster parents

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:57 PM EDT2018-05-22 21:57:54 GMT
    Due to the Opiod Epidemic, there has been a dramatic increase in the need for foster homes for children. In fact, foster care referrals have doubled over the last year. Currently, there are over 16,000 children in the Ohio Foster care system. This number expected to increase to 20,000 by the year 2020. Local agency, Homes For Kids, is in need of foster parents to fill a huge deficit in the Valley Homes For Kids Program and Compliance Officer, Shannon Harnichar, expla...More >>
    Due to the Opiod Epidemic, there has been a dramatic increase in the need for foster homes for children. In fact, foster care referrals have doubled over the last year. Currently, there are over 16,000 children in the Ohio Foster care system. This number expected to increase to 20,000 by the year 2020. Local agency, Homes For Kids, is in need of foster parents to fill a huge deficit in the Valley Homes For Kids Program and Compliance Officer, Shannon Harnichar, expla...More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms