On July 20, 1969, the crew of NASA's Apollo 11 made history, becoming the first manned spaceflight to land on the moon. Launched on July 16, 1969, the spacecraft carried Commander Neil A. Armstrong, Command Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin. On July 20, at, 4:18 pm EDT, while the entire world held its breath, the lunar landing craft named Eagle 1 safely touched down. Several hours later, Armstrong and Aldrin became the first humans to stand on the moon while Collins orbited above. To commemorate this great event, Fisher Space Pen Co. has introduced the Apollo 11 Special Edition 50th Anniversary Astronaut Space Pen in chrome, complemented with fine engravings including the Columbia Command and Service Module, historic dates and Apollo 11 50th Anniversary text;
This is the original Fisher Astronaut Space Pen that was used on the Apollo 7 space mission in 1968 after two years of testing by NASA and has been used on all manned space flights since then! The design and construction of this pen has not changed in 50 years. The pen you buy today is exactly the same as the one taken to the moon in 1969. It is a heavy pen and the weight rests reassuringly in your hand as you write. The AG7 is made from solid brass with an extremely hard chrome plating. It has a very positive and substantial feeling click mechanism. You press down on the top to extend the refill and press the side button to retract the refill. Its special design assures you that you'll always retract the point before you slide it into your pocket. It's constructed of all brass and steel components of the highest quality and is made in the USA.
All Astronaut Pens are attractively packaged in heavy duty gift boxs with flock lining and come with a pamphlet describing the history of the Fisher Space Pen. AG7s are used on all NASA Apollo and Shuttle missions, ISS International Space Station, Russian Soyuz and MIR space flights, French ARIANE Space Program, Everest North Face Ski Expedition.
|style||Retractable with Side Button Release|
|Length||5.0" .375" Diameter|
|composition||Chrome Plated Brass|
|Refill||#PR4 Black Medium Space Pen Refill|