Stewart said that idea is to highlight Dayton’s rich history for current and future generations.
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“There is so much for us to be proud of , Stewart said. “There is something about our community that propels us t othe stars.”
Stewart said that a location for the mural is being sought. The design or the mural has not yet been determined or how it will highlight the past or/and future.
“Is there a kid in our area that could on the first flight to Mars?” he said.
NASA has an interactive page about Ohio astronauts.
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