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Neil Armstrong captivated the world in 1969 when he became the first person to walk on the Moon. We’re about to embark on a four-year project to conserve, digitize, and display his spacesuit in time for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. This is curator Cathleen Lewis and conservator Lisa Young of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. We are here to answer your questions about this project, the Museum’s spacesuit collection, the history of spacesuit development, and the conservation and preservation of spacesuits, from 1 – 3 pm EDT. More about what we will begin working on in the upcoming months and a little conservation 101: http://blog.nasm.si.edu/behind-the-scenes/rebootthesuit-now-what/ Support our mission to #RebootTheSuit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/smithsonian/reboot-the-suit-bring-back-neil-armstrongs-spacesu
Update - 3:37 pm EDT: Thank you everyone for your great questions! We're signing off and look forward to sharing more about this project over the coming years.