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Lt. Gen. James Abrahamson visits Armstrong Air and Space Museum

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One of the members of the board for the expansion program, called "One Giant Leap", is Lt. Gen. James Abrahamson. One of the members of the board for the expansion program, called "One Giant Leap", is Lt. Gen. James Abrahamson.
The museum is looking to have the expansion finished in 2019. The museum is looking to have the expansion finished in 2019.

With the 50th anniversary of the moon landing quickly approaching, the Armstrong Air and Space Museum has decided to look towards the future with a renovation project for its facilities in Wapakoneta.

One of the members of the board for the expansion program, called "One Giant Leap", is Lt. Gen. James Abrahamson, who is retired from the United States Air Force. Abrahamson worked to develop and continue space programs during his time in the Air Force. The museum hosted Abrahamson with a special tour of the museum to get a look at what they've already accomplished with the facilities and what they hope to do in the future.

Having a guest like Lt. Gen. Abrahamson is a big honor for the museum.

"It's definitely very exciting having him here, just have a lot of eyes and people focusing on us because of this, because of his presence, and having the rest of what's going on and what our needs are going forward," said Chris Burton, Executive Director of the Armstrong Air and Space Museum.

Some of the additions that the museum hopes to make involve adding classroom space, adapting their domed theater with planetarium features, and adding on to the current exhibits that are at the museum.  Many of those additions reflect some of the educational factors that are part of the facilities, which Lt. Gen. Abrahamson considers an important part of bringing up the next generation.

"They need to get the influence from this kind of establishment for learning," said Lt. Gen. Abrahamson.

The museum is looking to have the expansion finished in 2019.

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