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
Overall: 33.5 x 3.6cm (1ft 1 3/16in. x 1 3/8in., 0.1lb.)
Overall - brushed aluminum
Inventory number: A19980076000
This artifact is on display in the gallery of the National Mall building.