Smithsonian increases goal for spacesuit crowdfunding effort

July 25, 2015 6:29 PM

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Air and Space Museum has increased its goal for a crowdfunding campaign to conserve the spacesuit Neil Armstrong wore on the moon and now hopes to raise $700,000.

The campaign began Monday on Kickstarter and met its initial $500,000 goal within five days. As of Saturday, the campaign raised about $525,000.

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