The Helmet

Designed by Lepo Works of Lima, Ohio, the aluminum and stainless steel, seven foot tall Helmet is a fun, interactive nod to the Apollo 11 Mission to the Moon.

 

Did you know the only photographs of Neil Armstrong on the Moon are the ones reflected in Buzz Aldrin's visor? 

Artists David and Robert Lepo said that was the inspiration for the sculpture which was unveiled in a ceremony on July 1, 2022.

Along with the Helmet the art installation includes the handprints of all four frogmen who retrieved the Apollo 11 astronauts from the ocean when they returned to Earth, a granite tile with a replica of the first step imprint  and a granite monument showing the moonscape and the quote

"We came in peace for all mankind."

The Helmet is located in the heart of downtown Wapakoneta in the Legacy ParkPlatz.