50th-anniversary limited special edition Astronaut Space Pen finished in gold titanium. Sold in deluxe gift box including a commemorative coin and personalized plaque from Walter Cunningham. Ronnie Walter Cunningham is a retired American astronaut. In 1968, he was a Lunar Module Pilot on the Apollo 7 mission and he was NASA's third civilian astronaut (after Neil Armstrong and Elliot See). Very limited edition, there will be only 500 sets available worldwide and each pen will be individually numbered. Get yours today before they're gone forever!
Paul C. Fisher had been manufacturing ball point pens for several years when he heard John F. Kennedy’s challenge to land a man on the moon by the end of the decade. Fisher began thinking about how ordinary ballpoint pens would have trouble writing in space, but if a pen could be sealed and pressurized, it would keep the solvents from evaporating in the gravity-free vacuum of space and would also provide a reliable ink supply to the pen point. In 1966, after several years of experimentation, Fisher successfully developed his patented pressurized ink cartridge.
NASA approached Fisher in 1967, and after months of rigorous testing, they selected the AG7 Anti-Gravity Pen for the US Astronauts aboard the first manned Apollo mission in 1968 – Apollo 7. This Fisher Space Pen is still used today on every manned space flight, including NASA’s Space Shuttle Program Missions, the Mir Space Station and the International Space Station.
The Apollo 7 Mission and Paul Fisher both accomplished what they set out to do - qualifying the command and service module while clearing the way for future lunar orbit missions, and providing a safe, reliable writing instrument that performs under the extreme conditions of outer space.
Celebrate this pivotal moment in history with your Limited Edition Fisher Space Pen today. There is an extremely limited supply so don’t miss out!
|style||Retractable with Side Button Release|
|Length||5.06" .37" Diameter|
|composition||Gold Titanium Nitride Plated Brass|
|Refill||#PR4 Black Medium Space Pen Refill|