SANDSUKY, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s U.S. senators want Congress to rename a NASA research facility in Ohio after astronaut Neil Armstrong.
Republican Rob Portman and Democrat Sherrod Brown introduced legislation Thursday to honor the Ohio native by renaming the NASA Plum Brook Station in Sandusky.READ MORE: City Council Honors Retiring Pittsburgh Police Commander Karen Dixon
Portman says he raised the idea with Armstrong in 2012, a year before Armstrong’s death. The senator says Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, wasn’t comfortable with the attention it would bring.READ MORE: COVID-19 In West Virginia: Gov. Justice To Lift Indoor Gathering Limits At Bars, Most Businesses
Portman says he has since spoken with NASA and Armstrong’s family and they support renaming the facility.
Brown says it would be a fitting tribute given Armstrong’s contributions as a test pilot and astronaut.MORE NEWS: Gov. Tom Wolf Says 'There Is A Light At The End Of The Tunnel' 1 Year After Pennsylvania's First COVID-19 Cases
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