Jeff Bezos gifts the Smithsonian $200 million for National Air and Space Museum overhaul

Just days before billionaire Jeff Bezos is due to be blasted into the cosmos (or close to it) aboard a suborbital space vehicle with an all-civilian crew, the Amazon founder and former CEO again emphasized his passion for all things astronautic with a $200 million donation to the Smithsonian Institution. The money will solely be used to revamp the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

Specifically, $70 million will go toward helping to help fund the roughly $1 billion renovation project led by Quinn Evans Architects that has been underway at the 45-old-old museum since 2018. The remaining $130 million will be used to create a new

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