A very cool piece of news to pass along to you today, one revolving around the Smithsonian’s first-ever Kickstarter to “conserve, digitize, and display Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit in time for [the] milestone [50th] anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.” The Kickstarter is already at $637,285 as of August 12th with over 8,300 backers, but if the $700,000 stretch goal is hit, all backers at the $20 donation level will receive an original Optimus Prime outgoing message for their voicemail!
Here are the details:
Optimus Prime Wants YOU to Help Reboot the Suit!
We are excited to offer an out of this world new reward that’s more than meets the eye! If we are able to reach our $700,000 stretch goal, we’ll thank all backers at the $20 level and above with an original Optimus Prime outgoing message for your voicemail.
Transformers’ connection to the National Air and Space Museum was discovered in 2009 when the Museum’s SR-71 Blackbird revealed a secret identity that took even our curators by surprise. Now, Jetfire’s friend Optimus Prime wants to help the Museum Reboot the Suit – and is lending his voice to the effort.
“As the first human to walk on another world, Neil Alden Armstrong was a hero and a bold pioneer,” Optimus Prime said in a statement. “As a fellow space traveler, it is my honor to participate in the project to honor Neil and the other brave humans who took part in the race to Planet Earth’s Moon.”
Now Roll Out! And let’s Reboot the Suit!
If you’d like to back this historic project and get a cool piece of Transformers media to go on your voicemail, jump here to the Kickstarter and back the project with at least $20. Hit the discussion link below to share your thoughts!