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New Video: Creating a 3D Model of the 1903 Wright Flyer at the Smithsonian Institution; Access 3D Model Online

A new background video from the Smithsonian Institution’s Digitization Program Office. The 3D model of the 1903 Wright Flyer (seen in the video) can be accessed and manipulated here. About the Video Learn how 3D technologies were used to digitally document the 1903 Wight Flyer in amazing detail for education, outreach, and research See Also: […]

How The Smithsonian Used Kickstarter To Save Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit

“The platform allows government institutions,museums and other philanthropic projects to reach a global audience of donors who can give a small amount to support big, historic projects that otherwise might not get the money needed to go forward.”

Smithsonian identifies 400-year-old remains as leaders of Jamestown colony

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

U.S. scientists have used high-tech detective work to identify the remains of four leaders of Jamestown, the New World’s first successful English colony, more than 400 years after they died, the Smithsonian Institution said on Tuesday. The research also provided new insight into life and...

Smithsonian Institution reveals identities of four lost leaders of Jamestown

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

Archaeologists said Tuesday they have identified the remains of four men who were among the leaders of an early English settlement in Virginia's Jamestown. It took years for scientists to identify the poorly preserved bones belonging to an Anglican priest and three military officials. Show More Summary

Help Preserve Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit With This Smithsonian Institute Kickstarter

5 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

The Smithsonian Institute recently kicked up a Kickstarter asking for money to help preserve Neil Armstrong's spacesuit.

Crowdfunders raise $500K to preserve moon space suit

But Smithsonian Institution has increased goal, will use money to preserve 2nd space suit.        

The Smithsonian Is Finally Getting Crowdfunding Right

On Monday the Smithsonian Institution launched a Kickstarter campaign to preserve astronaut Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit. Now with over $420,000 raised and a healthy 26 days left, the campaign is on track to easily exceed its $500,000 goal. But the Smithsonian’s road to crowdfunding success has been a long and bumpy one. Read more...

Public divided over Smithsonian's Cosby art

As the Smithsonian Institution continues to stand behind an exhibition featuring Bill Cosby's art collection, the public has begun weighing in and appears to be sharply divided over the display, based on dozens of emails and comments left at the museum.        

The Smithsonian Heads to Kickstarter to Crowdfund Preservation and Digitization of Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit

The following Kickstarter campaign is the first in a series of crowdfunding campaigns from the Smithsonian Institution. From the Kickstarter Blog: The Smithsonian’s first project, from the National Air & Space Museum, focuses on the spacesuit worn by Neil Armstrong as he stepped off a ladder and became the first person on the moon. The […]

Kickstarter and the Smithsonian Want to Digitize Neil Armstrong's Spacesuit

Today, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter and the Smithsonian Institution began funding for their first joint campaign: digitally preserving Neil Armstrong’s famous Apollo 11 spacesuit. The 50th anniversary of the moon landing is coming up in 2019, and the Smithsonian wants to scan the suit and put it on display in its National Air and Space Museum. Show More Summary

Smithsonian Launches $500K Kickstarter for Famous Suit

"Reboot the Suit" is the slogan for the Smithsonian Institution's new campaign to restore Neil Armstrong's famous moonwalk spacesuit—and the museum group has launched its first-ever Kickstarter campaign to reach its $500,000 goal, Smithsonian reports. Funds raised will go toward conserving the spacesuit so it can be preserved...

Museum crowdfunding to save Neil Armstrong's spacesuit

The Smithsonian Institution's scramble for preservation comes on the anniversary of Apollo 11's historic moon landing

The Smithsonian launches its first Kickstarter campaign to preserve a historic spacesuit

last weekHealth : The Checkup

The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum is hoping to save a relic from the early days of space exploration — the spacesuit that Neil Armstrong wore during mankind's first moonwalk on July 20, 1969. But the Smithsonian needs a little help. Show More Summary

The Smithsonian and Kickstarter

(Mark Avino, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution) Kickstarter is a place that honors creativity, past and present. We celebrate creators who are shaping the future — but we can’t begin to think about what lies ahead without looking back. Show More Summary

Coryphopterus curasub: A fish too deep for science

Drs. Carole Baldwin and Ross Robertson from the Smithsonian Institution discovered a new small goby fish that differs from its relatives not only in its size and colors, but also in the depth of its habitat (70-80 m) in the southern Caribbean. Show More Summary

500 sign petition to Smithsonian in defense of Dr. Willie Soon – Guess Smithsonian’s answer

Guest essay by H. Sterling BurnettMore than 500 scientists, colleagues, and friends of Willie Soon, Ph.D. signed a letter sent, along with accompanying supporting documents, to the Smithsonian Institution’s Board of Regents defending...Show More Summary

Despite Controversy, Cosby Art Collection Stays at Smithsonian

As allegations of sexual misconduct continue to mount against Bill Cosby, one historical institution has no intention of severing ties with the embattled comedian's artwork.

Kennedy Center, Smithsonian celebrate anniversaries of landmark programs for the disabled

The Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian Institution team up this month to celebrate the anniversaries of two landmark programs for disabled Americans. The July 15-26 celebration  honors the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the 40th anniversary of VSA, a program founded by Jean Kennedy Smith to provide arts and arts education […]

Smithsonian launches effort to capture plant genome diversity amid global biodiversity crisis

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Smithsonian?s National Museum of Natural History announced that scientists with the museum?s Global Genome Initiative?a component of the Smithsonian Institute for Biodiversity Genomics?will capture the genomic diversity of half the world?s living plant genera in less than two years. Show More Summary

Petitioning the White House to Open-Source Obama's 3D Portrait

The Smithsonian Institute sent a team to the White House last year to take a 3D portrait of the President using 50 custom-built LED lights, 8 high res sports photography cameras, and 6 wider angle cameras, as well as handheld structured light 3D scanners. Show More Summary

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