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Rare artifact stolen from Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum

This golden artifact was stolen from the Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum in Wapakoneta. (Wapakoneta PD).

A rare artifact was stolen from the Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum in Wapakoneta late Friday night.

Police say they were sent to the museum just before midnight when the building’s burglary alarm went off.

It was discovered that a solid golf replica of the 1969 Lunar Excursion Module that landed on the moon was stolen.

Wapakoneta Police Chief Russel Hunlock said the piece is very rare and was presented to Neil Armstrong in Paris shortly after the moon landing.

It is one of only three in existence.

Police say the item’s value is unknown.

The FBI and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is assisting in the investigation.

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