July 22, 2014
Forty-five years after Apollo 11 landed on the moon, NASA has decided to rename a historic building, the Operations and Checkout building, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida after the first moonwalker. Neil Armstrong, who passed away in 2011 after complications from cardiac surgery, was remembered at the renaming ceremony, not only for being an astronaut, but also as a aerospace engineer, a test pilot and university professor. The renaming ceremony included speeches by Apollo 11 crew member Buzz Aldrin and backup mission commander Jim Lovell. Armstrong’s sons Rick and Mark also spoke.