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As we countdown to the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's first step on the moon, some local residents learned about his life after he returned to Earth. Providing that insight was the man that Armstrong trusted to write his story, “First Man” author James Hansen. Hansen talked about Armstrong being reluctantly famous, after making his historic walk. Armstrong did tours with Bob Hope and the USO. He gave up a job at NASA so he could give back by teaching at the University of Cincinnati. He shied away from the spotlight following the moon landing, despite outside pressures to take center stage.
To celebrate the local hero that took one small step for man, the community of Wapakoneta is taking a giant leap for the 50th anniversary of his historic walk.
The red carpet is coming to Wapakoneta to celebrate one of its hometown heroes.
With the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's moonwalk a little over a year away, the museum is making sure everything is looking good for the crowd of people that will be coming to mark the occasion.