Smithsonian crowdfunding campaign passes goal, raises $720k – The Washington Post.
WASHINGTON — The National Air and Space Museum has completed its crowdfunding campaign to conserve the spacesuit Neil Armstrong wore on the moon and surpassed its goal by nearly $220,000.
The campaign on Kickstarter raised nearly $720,000 over the past 30 days. Nearly 9,500 people donated funds.
The museum set out to raise $500,000 to conserve the spacesuit, build a climate-controlled display case and digitize the suit with 3D scanning. Armstrong’s spacesuit is deteriorating and hasn’t been displayed since 2006.