Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, and four other test pilots will be inducted into Lancaster's Aerospace Walk of Honor this weekend in a ceremony that will feature a speech by NASA chief Richard Truly, city officials announced Monday.
Other inductees who will be honored with granite monuments during the second annual event are Air Force Brig. Gen. Frank Kendall Everest Jr. (Ret.); Air Force Lt. Col. Fitzhugh L. Fulton Jr. (Ret.), and two deceased pilots, Air Force Maj. Gen. Albert Boyd and Joseph Walker. They join five other test pilots, including Chuck Yeager, who were in the group inducted last year.
The Walk of Honor is Lancaster's celebration of its ties to the test pilots who pioneered aerospace development at nearby Edwards Air Force Base, about 20 miles to the northeast.