COLUMBUS — 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.
Armstrong's western Ohio hometown of Wapakoneta has days of celebration planned that will be capped by the July 20 anniversary.
- Neil Armstrong's hometown of Wapakoneta readies for 50th anniversary of moon landing
- 'Apollo 50 -- Next Giant Leap' at Great Lakes Science Center
- Apollo 11 astronauts returning to launch pad 50 years later
- Exhibit of Neil Armstrong's personal papers opens at Purdue
- One giant sale: Neil Armstrong's collection goes to auction
- Awards taken from Armstrong museum in addition to gold lunar module
- Ex-NASA agent fears gold lunar module will be melted down
- Gene Cernan, last astronaut to walk on the moon, dies at 82
- Glenn remembered as true American hero
- One small step for man, one giant leap for retail: 50 years later, the moon is still great for business