Saturn V lighting marks ‘Save Space Camp’ fundraiser progress

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Saturn V Rocket was partially lit Thursday night to mark the progress of the ‘Save Space Camp’ fundraising campaign.

Friday afternoon, Boeing made a $500,000 donation to the campaign.

As the campaign progresses, more of the rocket will be lit. Space and Rocket Center officials announced earlier this week it may permanently close at the end of October if it can’t raise enough money.

As of 9 a.m. Friday, close to $600,000 was raised with a goal of $1.5 million.

Donors from all 50 states including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico have reportedly contributed to keep Alabama’s top attraction open for business.

To contribute to the fundraiser, click here.

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