H.R. 6612: To redesignate the Dryden Flight Research Center as the Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center and the Western Aeronautical Test Range as the Hugh L. Dryden Aeronautical Test Range

H.R. 6612

To redesignate the Dryden Flight Research Center as the Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center and the Western Aeronautical Test Range as the Hugh L. Dryden Aeronautical Test Range

Sponsor
Sen. Bernard Sanders

Date
December 31, 2012 (112th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Sarah Makin

Floor Situation

On Monday, December 31, 2012, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 6612, a bill to redesignate the Dryden Flight Research Center as the Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center and the Western Aeronautical Test Range as the Hugh L. Dryden Aeronautical Test Range, under a suspension of the rules requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. The bill was introduced by Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on November 29, 2012, and referred to the Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

Bill Summary

The bill would redesignate the Dryden Flight Research Center as the “Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center” and the Western Aeronautical Test Range as the “Hugh L. Dryden Aeronautical Test Range.”

Background

Hugh L. Dryden was an aeronautical scientist and civil servant who served as NASA Deputy Administrator from August 19, 1958 until his death. With the start of World War II, Dryden served in an advisory capacity to the Air Force.  He led the development of the "Bat", a radar-homing guided bomb program that was successfully employed in combat in April, 1945 to sink a Japanese destroyer.

Cost

A CBO score of H.R. 6612 was not available as of press time.