2. The most astronauts
According to NASA, 23 Ohio natives have gone on to become astronauts, more than any other state. Of these numerous astronauts are Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, and John Glenn.
3. John Glenn
Ohio native John Glenn set a transcontinental speed record in 1957 (travelling from Los Angeles to New York in 3 hours and 23 minutes), was chosen to take part in the famous Mercury 7 flight, and became the first astronaut to orbit the Earth in 1962.
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4. National Museum of the United States Air Force
Dayton, Ohio is home to the National Air Force Museum, which displays over 300 aircrafts and missiles.
The museum is expanding even further next year, to include a massive hangar addition, which will house experimental jets, historic presidential planes, and rockets. Click here to learn more.
5. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Wright-Patterson Air Force base, which spans across Greene and Montgomery counties, is one of the largest air force bases in the country.
According to their website, “Wright-Patt's highly specialized workforce of approximately 27,000 military, civilian and contractor employees provide vital support to ensure Air Force and joint warfighters have modernized systems needed to fly, fight and win.”
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