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State tourism page highlights Ohio's Moon Landing ties

Jun. 23, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's tourism office has made its own launch — a new online page focused on events in the state celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing that featured a native son. TourismOhio director Matthew MacLaren says the page highlights Ohio's central role in the historic...

AP-NORC poll: Asteroid watch more urgent than Mars trip

Jun. 20, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to explore the cosmos over sending humans back to the moon or on to Mars, a poll shows. The poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research ,...

JFK Library launches app to celebrate Apollo 11 mission

Jun. 17, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing with a new app that helps users relive the 1969 launch of the Apollo 11 mission. The free app available now uses videos, images, and audio recordings from the mission that on July...

Apollo 11 exhibition to land in Cincinnati in September

Jun. 15, 2019 9:48 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The last of five stops for a special exhibition for the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing will be in Cincinnati. Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission will open at the Cincinnati Museum Center on Sept. 28 and run through Feb. 7, 2020. The exhibition features the Columbia...

Purdue to celebrate 50th anniversary of Armstrong's moonwalk

Jun. 15, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University is planning several events commemorating the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing commanded by school alumnus Neil Armstrong. The university says events begin July 18 with a presentation on the landing by Apollo 11 flight director Gene Kranz,...

Kansas museum sends restored NASA consoles home to Texas

May. 24, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Mission control consoles used by NASA to guide trips to the moon are being restored by experts in Kansas and will soon be returned to the control room in Houston, Texas, where they were used from the 1960s through the 1990s. SpaceWorks specializes in the restoration and replication...

Space exploration exhibit for Apollo 11 opens at Ohio museum

May. 12, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A new permanent exhibit focusing on space exploration and the Ohio native who was the first person to walk on the moon has opened at a Cincinnati museum. The Neil Armstrong Space Exploration Gallery opened May 6 in the Cincinnati Museum Center. It celebrates the legacy of Apollo 11 and...

Items belonging to Neil Armstrong sell at auction

May. 10, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Pieces from the Wright brothers' 1903 Flyer that Neil Armstrong took with him to the moon have sold for about $890,000 at an auction of memorabilia that belonged to the astronaut. They were among items Heritage Auctions offered Thursday that were owned by Armstrong, the first human to set...