WAPAKONETA -- The life-sized astronaut sculpture crafted entirely out of Wisconsin mild cheddar cheese by Sarah Kaufmann had a mishap at the Neil Armstrong Air & Space Museum from Sunday night into Monday.
Greg Myers, a member of the Armstrong Air & Space Museum Association, said the air conditioning in the museum automatically turned off overnight causing the cheese to start melting. Part of the sculpture slid off the base.
As of early afternoon, only the base remained on display inside the museum. Guests who were lined up, slowly making their way through the exhibits, were audibly and visibly disappointed when they saw what was left.
Myers said Kaufmann was coming up from Cincinnati to see if repairs to the sculpture were possible.