Smithsonian raises $550,000 to preserve Neil Armstrong space suit

Story highlights

  • The Smithsonian Institution partnered with Kickstarter to preserve fading artifacts
  • Donors pledged $550,000 to preserve a space suit from the Apollo moon landing

(CNN)The 46 years since Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon have not lessened the sense of wonder of that that moment. But the decades have deteriorated Armstrong's iconic space suit, which for years has been locked away in climate-controlled storage.

Now, a Kickstarter campaign will ensure that this pi