In Cleveland, Portman Visits Great Lakes Science Center to Highlight 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

Portman Honored Apollo 11 Astronaut & Ohio-Native Neil Armstrong on the Senate Floor Last Week

July 20, 2019 | Press Releases

CLEVELAND, OH – Today, Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), visited Great Lakes Science Center to join Apollo 11 events and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. In addition to seeing exhibits, Portman participated the Chemistry and Combustion science show with science center education staff and visitors and provided remarks prior to a screening of Apollo 11: First Steps Edition documentary.  

“I had a great visit today at the Great Lakes Science Center participating in a science show, and spending time with visitors sharing with them about a landmark moment in human history that occurred 50 years ago today -- the Apollo 11 mission that landed the first person on the moon,” said Portman.This anniversary gives us the chance to remember the legacy of Neil, his fellow astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, and the thousands of men and women who supported them. The Apollo 11 mission is a great example of what our great country can do when we come together to achieve the seemingly impossible.” 

Portman paid tribute to his friend, Ohio-native Neil Armstrong in a video released yesterday, as well as on the Senate floor, in advance of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Yesterday, Portman and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) also announced that they plan to introduce legislation to rename NASA’s Plum Brook Station, the agency’s test facility in Sandusky, Ohio, after Neil Armstrong.  

Photos from the visit are below: