WAPAKONETA, Ohio (AP) — The Armstrong Air & Space Museum in western Ohio will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for an expansion to the facility named for astronaut Neil Armstrong.
Astronaut Robert Springer and Armstrong’s son, Mark Armstrong, will be among the speakers at Friday’s groundbreaking in Wapakoneta (wah-puh-kuh-NET’-uh).
Museum officials say the expansion will include a classroom with updated technology and space for educators to film programs that students may access online from any location. The expansion also will include updated exhibits including the addition of the F5D Skylancer cockpit.
Officials are working to complete the expansion phase by July 2019 in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
The museum and Ohio History Connection will celebrate the anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s walk on the moon next year.