Buttery Space Shuttle Featured In Ohio State Fair (VIDEO)

07/29/2011 02:42 am ET | Updated Sep 27, 2011
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Cows aren't jumping over the moon in this year's Ohio State Fair butter sculptures, but the refrigerated exhibit does have a space travel theme.

Fair officials said Tuesday the usual cow and calf made of butter are accompanied this year by a butter space shuttle and astronaut.

The American Dairy Association says the display pays tribute to the shuttle program's 30-year legacy. The last space shuttle flight ended Thursday with the landing of the Atlantis.

The trade group says in a news release that the butter sculptors "had a blast" creating the exhibit. The work took 475 hours and used 1,550 pounds of butter, about 6,200 sticks.

Last year's fair featured two NFL players and a giant football made of butter.

The 158th Ohio State Fair opened Wednesday.