Smithsonian Museum Crowdfunds Armstrong Spacesuit Exhibit

With the 46th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s historic walk on the moon, the Smithsonian Museum’s National Air and Space Museum has started a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $500,000 to conserve, digitize and exhibit his Apollo 11 spacesuit.

With a $1.3 billion budget, of which $840 million comes from the Federal government, the Museum is looking for public help and will reward donors with a 3D print of his glove or a private museum tour. Plus it’s (partially) tax deductible.

Does this make crowdfunding mainstream or what?


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I am a corporate/securities attorney in the Washington, DC area. Prior to joining the firm, I was a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I am a member of the Bars of the States of Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. You can also follow this blog on LinkedIn at:
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