One of three Gold Lunar space modules was stolen
Police in Wapakoneta Ohio intercepted an alarm on Friday, July 28, 2017. Upon arriving at the scene, the gold artifact was stolen. The replica stands five inches tall and four and a half inches square. Only three of the golden pieces were crafted by Cartier in honor of each of the astronauts who went on the mission.
Neil Armstrong is the first man to set foot on the Moon. In 1969 Armstrong made his imprint for all of mankind.
Born in Wapakoneta, Ohio
Neil’s hometown dedicated a museum in his honor. The museum shares his story and the continuation of space exploration. Housed in the museum are Armstrong’s spacesuits, and a moon rock from Apollo 11. It also displays two aircraft flown by the astronaut.
There is much more going on at the museum such as interactive exhibits, light shows, simulators and a film. But that’s not all. Friday a gold replica of the Apollo Lunar Excursion Module was missing.
The FBI and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation are assisting with the official police investigation. Certainly, considering the sentimental value and the fact that there are only two other models in the world, the value of the small Lunar artifact remains ambiguous. Furthermore, that doesn’t include the value of the gold used in its creation.
It’s a sad day indeed when a patriotic symbol is confiscated in the theft.
Nonetheless, all official investigators and surveyors are asking the same question. Why would someone do that? I guess gold is more important to the American public than the greater steps for mankind people have made for their benefit.
If you know anything about the stolen model, please contact the FBI or the Wapakoneta authorities. No doubt they would appreciate any evidence or observations from a caring public.