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The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum is launching a crowdfunding campaign to conserve the spacesuit Neil Armstrong wore on the moon. Conservators say spacesuits were built for short-term use with materials that break down over time. (Associated Press)

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This photo, taken July 16, 1969, shows Apollo 11 crew members, led by Neil Armstrong, heading for the van that will take them to the rocket for the launch to the moon. (AP Photo/NASA)

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In this July 20, 1969 file photo, Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, right, trudges across the surface of the moon leaving behind footprints. The National Air and Space Museum is launching a crowdfunding campaign to conserve the spacesuit Neil Armstrong wore on the moon. The campaign begins Monday, marking 46 years since Armstrong’s moonwalk in 1969. (AP Photo, file)

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This handout photo provided by the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution shows the spacesuit worn by astronaut Neil Armstrong, Commander of the Apollo 11 mission, which landed the first man on the moon on July 20, 1969. (Eric Long/National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution via AP)

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FILE - In this July 20, 1969 file photo provided by NASA shows astronaut Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. posing for a photograph beside the U.S. flag deployed on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. Aldrin and fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong were the first men to walk on the lunar surface. The trio was launched to the moon by a Saturn V launch vehicle at 9:32 a.m. EDT, July 16, 1969. They departed the moon July 21, 1969. (AP Photo/NASA, Neil Armstrong, File)

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Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong gives a thumbs up signal as the three Apollo astronauts walk to the transfer van en route to the Saturn Five rocket ready to blast off for the moon, July 16, 1969, Cape Kennedy, Fla. (AP Photo)

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Apollo 11 astronauts Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin (left), Michael Collins (center) and Neil Armstrong greet a cheering crowd in India on Oct. 26, 1969, in the midst of a 22-nation tour to celebrate their achievement of putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade. (Associated Press)

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Apollo 11 astronauts Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin (left), Michael Collins (center) and Neil Armstrong greet a cheering crowd in India on Oct. 26, 1969, in the midst of a 22-nation tour to celebrate their achievement of putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade. (Associated Press)

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Astronaut and naval aviator Neil Armstrong has inspired a new class of ocean research vessels that can map the deepest depths of the sea. The first one will be named for him. (U.S. Navy)

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Astronaut and naval aviator Neil Armstrong has inspired a new class of ocean research vessels that can map the deepest depths of the sea. The first one will be named for him. (U.S. Navy)

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In this photo provided by NASA, members of the U.S. Navy ceremonial guard hold a United States flag over the remains of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong during a burial at sea service aboard the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, on the Atlantic Ocean. Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, died Aug. 25. He was 82. (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls)

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In this photo provided by NASA, members of the U.S. Navy ceremonial guard hold a United States flag over the remains of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong during a burial at sea service aboard the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, on the Atlantic Ocean. Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, died Aug. 25. He was 82. (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls)

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Attendees listen to a memorial service for Neil Armstrong at the National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Thursday, September 13, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Carol Armstrong, wife of Neil Armstrong, second from right, is escorted out of the National cathedral following a memorial service for Neil Armstrong, Washington, D.C., Thursday, September 13, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Left to right: Neil Armstrong family members John Egan, his mother Ellen Egan, Ann Heide, and Ann's daughter Ashton console each other outside of the National Cathedral following a memorial service for Neil Armstrong, Washington, D.C., Thursday, September 13, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), center, attends a memorial service for Neil Armstrong at the National Cathedral. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Annie Glenn, left, the wife of astronaut Sen. John Glenn (D-Ohio), second from left, watches as Glenn holds the hand of singer Diana Krall, right, as she returns to her seat after performing "Fly Me to The Moon" during the memorial service for Neil Armstrong at the National Cathedral2. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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The last astronaut to walk on the moon, Capt. Eugene Cernan speaks during the memorial service for Neil Armstrong. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)