Space exploration exhibit for Apollo 11 opens at Ohio museum

CINCINNATI (AP) – A new permanent exhibit focussing on space exploration and the Ohio native who was the first person to walk on the moon has opened at a Cincinnati museum.

The Neil Armstrong Space Exploration Gallery opened on May 6 in the Cincinnati Museum Center.

It celebrates the legacy of Apollo 11 and its crew members. The exhibit focusses especially on Neil Armstrong, the mission’s commander and the first person to step foot on the moon.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reported the exhibit includes interactive elements, original artefacts and equipment, and an immersive theatre. A jacket Armstrong wore during the Apollo 11 mission and a moon rock are among the many artefacts.

Officials said the gallery will expand in 2020 to include more interactive and virtual reality elements and live NASA briefings and information.