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Pen, Marker, Apollo 11

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Pen, Marker, Apollo 11

Pen, Marker, Apollo 11

This "Rocket" model felt-tipped marker was carried by astronauts on the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969. NASA purchased a number of these markers from the Duro Pen Company for use by astronauts during the Apollo and Skylab program. It is constructed with a chrome body and typical "felt" tip. It also has a small velcro tab attached to keep it secure in the weightless environment.

NASA transferred this pen to the Museum in 1971.

Transferred from NASA


Manufacturer: NASA Ames Research Center

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions:
Overall: 33.5 x 3.6cm (1ft 1 3/16in. x 1 3/8in., 0.1lb.)

Materials:
Overall - brushed aluminum


Inventory number: A19980076000


This artifact is on display in the gallery of the National Mall building.


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