The Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum have launched the crowdfunding campaign recently as part of their effort to restore the Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit; this is the same spacesuit when Neil Armstrong became the first men to walk on the moon in 1969.
Update: ‘Reboot the Suit’ Kickstarter campaign has managed to collect more than $537K backed by over 6,765 supporters on the seventh day of the campaign, and still 23 days of this campaign are left.
The campaign was launched on July 20, 2015, this is the same day, which is also known as the 46th anniversary of a human’s arrival on the Earth planet, according to the natural satellite. The campaign has already received lots of attention and on the sixth day of the campaign, the campaign was named as “Reboot the suit.”
Equity Net wrote in their blog post: “supporters of the campaign are eligible to receive rewards for their tax deductable donations ranging from digital posters to tours of the Emil Buehler Conservation Lab at the [Smithsonian’s] Steven F-Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA [at Dulles Airport] to see the suit in person.”
This campaign had some pre-set goals to restore the Armstrong’s spacesuit, which is they have planned to collect $500,000, which has been surpassed by the collection, already. This campaign preserves the complex task to preserve and restore the suit, which is chemical analysis, 3-D scanning and repair, and restoration to complete the task.
The aim of the museum is to restore the spacesuit and place it in the display of the museum for the visitors to mark the 50th anniversary of the American’s pioneering and historic exploration in the year 2019.