Following up on Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill's article on the effort to preserve Armstrong's suit, the Smithsonian crowdfunding campaign powered past its goal, raising $720K.
"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."--Brett Zinger, The Associated Press via The Washington Post