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Armstrong Air & Space Museum, Wapakoneta

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The Armstrong Air & Space Museum is a museum in Wapakoneta, Ohio, the hometown of aviator and astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the Moon. Opened in 1972, the museum chronicles Ohio's contributions to the history of aeronautics and space flight. The museum is home to the original Gemini 8 spacecraft piloted by Armstrong to perform the world's first space docking, two of Armstrong's space suits, multiple items from the Apollo Program missions, a Moon rock brought back during the Apollo 11 mission, and an F5D Skylancer. The museum has several main galleries that cover the early beginnings of the Space Race, all the way to the end of the Space Shuttle Era. In the museum's Astro-theater, multimedia presentations and documentaries are cast upon the interior of the dome.

The Armstrong Museum is a member site in a larger network of museums and destinations owned by the Ohio History Connection. The National Aviation Heritage Area (NAHA) lists the Armstrong Air & Space Museum as one of its partner organizations, citing its preservation of historically relevant material related to the history of aerospace. While the museum bears the name of the famed Apollo 11 astronaut, Armstrong had no formal connection with the museum nor did he benefit from the organization in any way.
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  • This was a fun place to visit with my family. I enjoyed learning about all the history. I was young with big eyes, amazed by all the possibilities; seeing the space capsule, other items and thinking.....  more
    This was a fun place to visit with my family. I enjoyed learning about all the history. I was young with big eyes, amazed by all the possibilities; seeing the space capsule, other items and thinking.....  more »
  • This is a relatively small museum; however, the displays are very good. We learned a lot and highly recommend it. Tour Guide Jerry shared a lot of information. We were all happy that our schedule... 
    This is a relatively small museum; however, the displays are very good. We learned a lot and highly recommend it. Tour Guide Jerry shared a lot of information. We were all happy that our schedule...  more »
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  • All around, it's a great place for a crowd that likes to see space artifacts! We went on the weekend that they celebrated being open 50. My daughter, who is only 5, was so happy to be able to meet 2 real astronauts! There were also 3 "frogmen" (the guys who waited for the space return at sea to rescue the capsule) there for their celebration. I think that is a great place to take kids that are interested in space. Only down side to it is that it's just not big enough. It doesn't take long to get through from beginning to end. It may need some updates soon, not much has change there in a long time.
  • Awesome museum!! Staff is nice and knowledge, really cool things to see here. I just wish the space shuttle landing simulator was working! But still an awesome place anyone would enjoy.

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