Fisher Space Pen - Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Edition
50 years ago today on July 20, 1969, the crew of NASA’s Apollo 11 made history, becoming the first manned spaceflight to land on the moon. The Fisher Space Pen was first used on the Apollo 7 space mission in 1968 after 2 years of testing by NASA, and has been used on all manned space flights since then. The Space Pen refill is pressurized and designed to write under zero-gravity as well as extreme weather (Ink relies on gravity to come out. If it’s used upside-down for a long time, the ink stops flowing.) For the 50th anniversary, Fisher releases this limited special edition of their model AG7, which is the original model used on Apollo 11 and many other missions. See picture below for a piece of thermal insulation foil from Apollo 11 sealed inside the cap. The history behind this pen is iconic, and we love the history this pen carries.
Pressure Sensitive Kapton Polyimide Tape from the Apollo 11 Spacecraft – ‘Columbia’