Operations and Checkout Building Renamed after Neil Armstrong
NASA organized an event on Monday in which it has honored one of its very famous astronauts, Neil Armstrong. The agency has renamed a historic building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The Operations and Checkout Building now has the name of Neil Armstrong. He was the first man to walk on the moon and one of the crew members of Apollo 11 mission that landed on moon 45 years ago.
In 2012, Armstrong died and was remembered at the ceremony where around 500 members were present. Armstrong's colleagues and family members spoke about him at the event.
Michael Collins, Armstrong's crew member for Apollo 11, said about Neil that he preferred hangers than office buildings. The building, which is also referred as the O&C, holds a lot of importance for Apollo crew members as the facility was used to test and process the spacecraft.
Now, at the same facility, the Orion spacecraft is getting assembled. It will be used to send astronauts to an asteroid and later on Mars. It is believed that the successful landing of the Apollo 11 had one more underlying meaning that America is a leader in technology.
Roger Launius, Chief historian for the NASA, stated about NASA, "It demonstrated to the world, as it was intended to do, that the United States was second to none when it came to technology". The moon landing has brought an amazing growth in the field of technology.
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