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Butter astronauts: Ohio state fair remembers Apollo 11 moon landing in unique way

AP
Published : Jul 25, 2019, 1:01 pm IST
Updated : Jul 25, 2019, 1:01 pm IST

The moon may be made of cheese, but these astronauts are made of butter.

The display features a life-size sculpture of Wapakoneta native Armstrong saluting the American flag after planting it on the moon’s surface as he stands beside a lunar module. (Photo: AP)
 The display features a life-size sculpture of Wapakoneta native Armstrong saluting the American flag after planting it on the moon’s surface as he stands beside a lunar module. (Photo: AP)

Ohio: The Ohio State Fair is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with life-size butter sculptures of Neil Armstrong and his fellow astronauts.

Governor Mike DeWine opened the 166th edition of the fair Wednesday morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Afterward, the Republican governor toured the fairgrounds and stopped by this year’s annual butter display.

 

The display features a life-size sculpture of Wapakoneta (wah-puh-kuh-NEHT’-uh) native Armstrong saluting the American flag after planting it on the moon’s surface as he stands beside a lunar module.

The display also includes the Apollo 11 emblem and life-size sculptures of Armstrong and fellow astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins sitting beside the traditional butter cow and calf.

Tags: ohio state fair, butter astronauts, apollo 11
Location: United States, Ohio