Smithsonian's Apollo 11 Kickstarter campaign reaches target

Spaceman71

Spaceman71

2015-07-30 13:27:48

The Smithsonian Institute's first kickstarter campaign to restore Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 space suit has already exceeded its $500,000 target-just 10 days after it went online.

The 'Reboot the Suit' campaign is currently at $561,000 but still has 20 days to go-so the institute now plans on using the excess funds to repair Alan Shepard's from his historic 1961 flight aboard Freedom 7.

An extra $200,000 is needed to fix up Shepard's suit before the campaign ends on the 19th of August.

 

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