Armstrong Air and Space Museum Walkway No. 2
The Story: Neil Armstrong grew up in Wapakoneta, Ohio (Auglaize County). Following school children’s fundraisers, and contributions from the community and state, the Armstrong Air & Space Museum opened in 1972 to celebrate his career and for being the first man on the Moon. The bronze statue in the foreground depicts Neil at the age of 15 playing with a Grumman F8F Bearcat model. The sculptor, Chas Fagan, unveiled the piece on 14 July 2019, 50 years after Armstrong’s historic launch. The Fagan selected the Bearcat as it was Armstrong’s favorite airplane to fly, and the Bearcat also serves as the University of Cincinnati mascot where he taught later in life.
Sublocation: Armstrong Air and Space Museum
City, State: Wapakoneta, Ohio
$75.00 – $440.00