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Jeff Bezos made the largest donation to the Smithsonian since the museum was first founded, giving $70 million to renovate the National Air and Space Museum and $130 million to build a new education complex.
The Blue Origin CEO, who plans to go to space himself in just a matter of days, has contributed to the Air and Space Museum in the past and gave a lecture there on space history in 2016.
"Every child is born with great potential, and it’s inspiration that unlocks that potential," Bezos said in a statement upon announcing the donation. "My love affair with science, invention and space did that for me, and I hope this gift does that for others."