T minus 1 Year from the 50th Anniversary Display of Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit: The Mannequin & Display Case Take Shape
The Secrets that Lie in the Interior Layers of Neil Armstrong's Spacesuit/Call for Artists: Apollo 11 Commemorative Coin
Hey, Houston (and St. Louis, Pittsburgh & Seattle!): The Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia Will Be Landing Near You!
Smithsonian Has Launched Its Second Kickstarter!
Hello team #RebootTheSuit!
Last year, the Smithsonian took you to the moon and back. Now, let us take you over the rainbow!
Yesterday, we launched our second Kickstarter to Conserve... Read more
Armstrong Gloves and Helmet on Display for Moon Landing Anniversary
Time flies! Tomorrow, July 20th, 2016, is the 47th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. It’s also the anniversary of our Kickstarter campaign to #RebootTheSuit. It’s hard to believe... Read more
3D Scanning Neil Armstrong's Gloves
Dear Reboot the Suit Backers,
We hope you’ve been enjoying our updates about Neil Armstrong’s EVA gloves. It’s been great to share with you interesting features about the glove, materials... Read more
The Inside Scoop on Neil Armstrong’s EVA Gloves
Happy Spring, “Reboot the Suit” backers!
This month, we wanted to get all the details on Neil Armstrong’s EVA gloves. One way to do this is with x-rays. As you... Read more
Probing the Hidden Secrets of the Apollo Glove
Brrrrrr….February brought “Snowzilla” to the DC area, and most of us here are ready to throw off those winter gloves and welcome in warmer weather. In the meantime, we’ve been... Read more
How Do You Display a Spacesuit?
Wow, it’s 2016! Work has started on the suit, and we’re excited about sharing a brand new year of discoveries with you. Thanks for helping us start the work of... Read more
December Tidings: More on 40-Year-Old Spacesuit Documents/Rewards Update/Backers Behind-the-Scenes
NEWLY RESURFACED DOCS LEAVE OUR CURATOR GOBSMACKED!
In the October update, we told you about an ILC Dover employee who held onto paperwork about Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit for 40 years.... Read more
NOVEMBER NEWSFLASH: Alan Eustace Drops In and Rewards in Orbit!
From Neil Armstrong to Alan Eustace: Has Spacesuit Technology Changed after 45 Years?
It’s been an exciting November! Alan Eustace, who on October 24, 2014 set a new world record... Read more
A Cool October Surprise: 40-year-old Spacesuit Documents Resurface
These past few months have been a whirlwind of activity! Your generosity and support in exceeding our stretch goal in August overwhelmed us. We appreciate that over 9,000 backers believed... Read more
WE DID IT! $719,779
Thank you to each and every one of you! 9,477 of you joined us on the amazing journey to #RebootTheSuit. Throughout the past 30 days, we’ve been moved by your... Read more
$700,000 Stretch Goal Reached at T-17 Hours!
THANK YOU TO OUR 9,122 BACKERS!
Thanks to ALL of you, WE did it! $700,000 reached with 17 hours to go! We hope you are as proud as we are... Read more
40 Hours Left, $28K To Go/Fun Facts about Shepard & Armstrong Spacesuits
OPTIMUS PRIME ROLLS OUT TO REBOOT THE SUIT
With less than 40 hours left to get to $700,000, Optimus Prime, commander of the Autobots, is leading the charge. Help us... Read more
Countdown T-5 Days!/Destination Moon/Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia
THE CLOCK IS TICKING
Less than 5 days remain to get to our $700K stretch goal! Thanks for getting us light years ahead, but we've got just about $40K more... Read more
New Reward Tier/From Mercury to Apollo/Mission Patch Update/Cool Kickstarter Campaigns for $500
NEW REWARD TIER AT YOUR REQUEST!
It's wonderful that you love our rewards, and yes, we've been hearing your great feedback about add-ons. We've looked into it but unfortunately, we’re not... Read more
Countdown is On!/Sharing Your Apollo 11 Stories/Throwback Tuesday/Optimus Prime Reward
The Countdown is On!
With 7 days and 13 hours remaining, we are less than $65,000 from our $700,000 stretch goal. If you haven’t made your pledge yet, there’s still... Read more
What’s in a Spacesuit Factory? Behind-the-Scenes at ILC Dover/More on Spacesuits
This past Wednesday’s Reddit AMA with our curator Cathleen Lewis and conservator Lisa Young showed us just how incredibly passionate and curious you all are about spacesuits!
Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit... Read more
Happy Birthday, Neil Armstrong!/Thank You Bruce R. McCaw and Family/Reddit AMA Today 1-3pm EDT
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NEIL ARMSTRONG!
August 5, 1930 - August 25, 2012
Neil Armstrong was the first man on the Moon and the first to have his spacesuit Kickstarted by YOU!... Read more
Mission Patches/Reddit AMA Tomorrow
Mission patches are a really interesting art form. They capture the imagination, the significance and the excitement of something that represents the work of thousands of people, including... Read more
Tell Your Friends: Reboot the Suit Today and Double Your Impact!/ About Boots and Suits
DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT TODAY
Thanks, everyone, for your great response these past few days. You told your friends about #RebootTheSuit and we're so grateful. We're on an awesome trajectory towards... Read more
Halfway Through Our Stretch Goal!
We've reached the $600K mark! That's $100K more than our original goal of $500K and half-way to our "stretch" goal of $700K. Our target to conserve, digitize and... Read more
Chris Hadfield & Adam Savage Message/What's Next for the Suit/A Small Favor/Featured Rewards
WHEW! You’ve made these past few days a fantastic journey! Here are two guys who share your passion:
Thanks to each and every one of you who... Read more
What’s Next? Alan Shepard’s Mercury Spacesuit
Alan Shepard’s successful... Read more
Splash Down: We've Reached our $500,000 Goal!
In the time it took the Apollo 11 crew to land on the Moon and return safely back to Earth, we have accomplished our goal thanks to your phenomenal response... Read more
We’ve Hit Mission Midpoint! $250,000 Pledged on Day 2
More Limited Quantities Added
Great news! We were able to add a few more opportunities for a couple of our most popular limited quantity rewards. We have added five (5) more invitations to the... Read more
Added 20 More for Online Q&A at $300
Your enthusiasm was epic yesterday! We saw that we ran out of the Online Q&A reward at the $300 level so we added 20 more this morning. Thanks for backing... Read more
Mission Status: $100,000
We're all doing the moonwalk because of you! We've soared to $100,000 in one day - and on the anniversary of Neil Armstrong's walk on the Moon. What a way... Read more
We're one day into our campaign and we've reached a major milestone - 1,000 Backers! Thanks for taking part in our mission to #RebootTheSuit!