Wapakoneta Celebrates Astronaut Armstrong07/19/2019 New statues of astronaut Neil Armstrong have been unveiled and an education center has been dedicated in his name as his Ohio hometown continues celebrating its native son's history-making moon mission 50 years ago this Saturday. Gov. Mike DeWine and other officials gathered at the Armstrong Air and Space Museum in Wapakoneta for Sunday’s unveiling of a bronze life-sized statue of Armstrong as a test pilot. A statue of him as a boy also was unveiled. A ribbon-cutting dedicated the Armstrong STEM Inspiration Center at the museum. It will promote science, technology, engineering and math learning. Armstrong stepped on the moon's surface July 20, 1969. A celebration of the moon landing continues now through Sunday in Wapakoneta.