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A chance for citizens of Earth to conserve, digitize, and display Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit for explorers everywhere.
A community of backers around the world came together to help the Smithsonian conserve,
digitize, and display Neil Armstrong's and Alan Shepard's spacesuits.
A community of backers around the world came together to help the Smithsonian conserve, digitize, and display Neil Armstrong's and Alan Shepard's spacesuits.
9,477 backers pledged $719,779 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Stephen Archbold on

      Has anyone received the scan data for Neil's glove?

    2. Smithsonian Institution 3-time creator on

      @Robert The Smithsonian has always relied on private support, from donors large and small. Kickstarter is one method among many for fundraising. We also raise funds through memberships, large donations, and other forms of support. We're incredibly appreciative of the amazing community that helped us #RebootTheSuit!

    3. Robert on

      Smithsonian, you should be ashamed of yourself with this begging for more money when you already take the public for over $180 MILLION a year. Shame on you!

    4. Smithsonian Institution 3-time creator on

      @Michael Cassoni We've just sent you the files again at the email linked to your Kickstarter account. Hope you get it this time! Thanks for helping us #RebootTheSuit!

    5. Michael Cassoni on

      I can't seem to find the email originally sent for the 3D Scan file, I think it might have been deleted in a mass cleaning I did awhile ago, is it possible to receive the link again?

    6. Smithsonian Institution 3-time creator on

      @River Rock Band Sent you the 3D scans again today. Please check the email that's linked to your Kickstarter account. We sent the first one on Aug 16, 2016. Hope you get it this time and thanks for helping us with this project!

    7. River Rock Band on

      HI! I also did not receive the 3D scan. Have been meaning to e-mail you about it for some time. Please send (or send again?)

    8. Smithsonian Institution 3-time creator on

      @Anthony Chiaramonte Sent you the 3D scans again and used the email that's linked to your Kickstarter account. Please check your spam folder if you don't see it in your inbox. Thanks for making these scans possible and for helping us Reboot the Suit!

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      Anthony Chiaramonte on

      I am unable to find the email regarding the 3D scan of the spacesuit glove from August 2016. Can you resend me the email? Thanks.

    10. Smithsonian Institution 3-time creator on

      @Charles Layman Sorry to hear you didn't get your decal. We had sent it to you last year and am sending you a private message to check on your address.

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      Charles Layman on

      yet another update and still have not received the promised reward.

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      Pamela on

      3d scan printer for glove

    13. Smithsonian Institution 3-time creator on

      @Ian Ferguson Sorry to have missed your comment until now. We sent you the 3D scans through Kickstarter in Aug 2016. Happy to re-send to you. Thanks for helping us #RebootTheSuit!

    14. Smithsonian Institution 3-time creator on

      @Mark Gray Sorry to have missed your comment until now. Excited that you'll be visiting the museum this year and thanks for supporting #RebootTheSuit! @Frederico Rudella Our records show that you didn't fill out the survey, so we never got your mailing address! Sending you a private message.

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      Ian Ferguson on

      I never received an email of the 3D Scan of the Spacesuit Glove or the print by mail. Have these items been sent yet. Thanks....

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      Federico Rudella on

      I have also the same problem. Never received the mission patch!

    17. Mark Gray
      Superbacker
      on

      Having recently had a look through my own collection of Apollo-era memorabilia, I'm looking forward to seeing the Smithsonian's Apollo collection in person next year. In fact, I just booked my flights to IAD.

    18. Smithsonian Institution 3-time creator on

      @Sean K King Hi, Sean! Sorry you didn't get your patch. We've sent you a private message to double check your mailing address.

    19. Sean K King on

      Ditto, never received the mission patch myself.

    20. Smithsonian Institution 3-time creator on

      @Michael Gutman Sending you a personal message now to check on your delivery address.

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      Michael Gutman on

      Is there someone I can contact if I never received the mission patch?

    22. Smithsonian Institution 3-time creator on

      @matt hope Thanks for asking about the 3D scan. We're working to get that to you soon - hopefully before the end of the month.

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      matt hope on

      Hey, maybe I've missed something, when do we get the 3D scan of the glove? I haven't heard or received anything from this yet?

    24. Smithsonian Institution 3-time creator on

      @Charles Smith We got your completed survey after all the rewards went out. Sorry we missed you. Sending you a private message to confirm your details.

    25. Charles Smith on

      Never received reward!

    26. Smithsonian Institution 3-time creator on

      @Bill Kapsalis Thanks for your message! Unfortunately, we got your mailing info in Feb after we had sent out the rewards you pledged for. Sending you a message to confirm your details.

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      Bill Kapsalis on

      Hello! Still haven't received any of my rewards. Please advise. Regards, Bill Kapsalis

    28. Smithsonian Institution 3-time creator on

      @Nicholas We're sorry you didn't get your t-shirt. We've messaged you to verify your address so that we can send it to you right away. Thanks for helping us Reboot the Suit!

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      Nicholas on

      I am still waiting on a T-shirt, have they been mailed out?

    30. Smithsonian Institution 3-time creator on

      @ Douglas Lambert Hi, you should have gotten your mission patch by now. Messaging you to verify your address. Thanks for backing our project!

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      Douglas Lambert on

      Hi! I´m still waiting for my reward. Did I miss something, a survey or something like that, or everything is in schedule? Thanks!

    32. Smithsonian Institution 3-time creator on

      @Søren Elbech Thanks for backing our campaign and reaching out to us about your rewards. We didn't receive your delivery address until April 7, 2016 when you completed the survey. Messaging you today to provide more details.

    33. Smithsonian Institution 3-time creator on

      @Kyle Carmichael Yes, you should have received a note about your tax deduction when you made your pledge. We'll message it to you again. Thanks for backing our project!

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      Søren Elbech on

      I never received my reward after having backed this campaign. I hope someone reads this and reaches out. (And, it seems that I'm not alone ... begs the question if this is the right way to back such wonderful initiatives ...)

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      Kyle Carmichael on

      Were donations tax deductible?

    36. Smithsonian Institution 3-time creator on

      @James DeCoite We're very sorry you haven't gotten the decal. We've just messaged you to check your address. We'll send another one to you right away.

    37. James DeCoite on

      I have yet to receive the decal boot print. Is there a tracking number?

    38. Smithsonian Institution 3-time creator on

      @ anita martin* Just sent you a message confirming your address. @drayindallas That's awesome!

    39. anita martin* on

      Hi! I'm also missing my patch :( There's any tracking number to follow the package? Thank you guys!

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      drayindallas
      Superbacker
      on

      Got my patch. Thanks so much. It is so cool.

    41. Smithsonian Institution 3-time creator on

      @diederick kraaijeveld @Bill Kapsalis Sorry you're missing your rewards, but we were missing your delivery addresses. We sent you a survey back in September that asked for it. Sending you messages privately for more details.

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      diederick kraaijeveld on

      Good morning. Same here: still waiting for the mission patch over here in The Netherlands. Please let me know what is happening (or will happen). Thanks.

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      Bill Kapsalis on

      Hello - I pledged $200 which was collected in Nov. of 2015 - I have as yet to receive any of the reward items my pledge comes with, please advise. Thank you and good luck on the restoration!

    44. Smithsonian Institution 3-time creator on

      @Adriano Pinto Pereira @mercsailor We'll look into your deliveries right away and message you privately to verify your addresses. Sorry you haven't gotten your patches.

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      mercsailor on

      I was also curious about the Mission Patch, as I have not seen that yet.

    46. Adriano Pinto Pereira on

      Hi, I'm still waiting for my mission patch. Is there a tracking number?

    47. Smithsonian Institution 3-time creator on

      @drayindallas Hi, there! We've messaged you privately concerning the specific reward you pledged for. Thanks for getting in touch.

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      drayindallas
      Superbacker
      on

      Hope all is well. Updates on shipping please.

    49. Smithsonian Institution 3-time creator on

      @Cailyn Clark Thanks for letting us know about your shirt. We messaged you privately to verify your info.

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      Cailyn Clark on

      Hi never received my T shirt. got a message from you 2 months ago. still no shirt :(

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