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State tourism page highlights Ohio’s Moon Landing ties

June 23, 2019 GMT

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 mission and also the state’s deep ties to space exploration. Besides Apollo 11 moonwalk astronaut Neil Armstrong, the state has produced two dozen other astronauts.

The tourism page lays out road trips, stargazing opportunities, fun foods and space-related attractions that are available.

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Armstrong’s western Ohio hometown of Wapakoneta (wah-PUH’-kuh-net-uh) has days of celebration planned that will be capped by the July 20 anniversary.

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