Pen, Ball Point, AG-7, Apollo 11

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

The Fisher Pen Company produced this data recording pen for the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969. With a nitrogen pressurized ink cartridge, this model AG-7 could be used to write in the reduced gravity of space. NASA attached a velcro square to allow attachment to the inside of the spacecraft or other items so the pen did not get lost. The company also made these pens available to the public, so anyone could purchase one like those used by astronauts. It is not known to which astronaut this pen was assigned.

NASA transferred the pen to the Museum in 1979.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center

Materials

Overall: Gold-colored metal, charred

Dimensions

5 3/16in. x 1/2in. (13.2 x 1.3cm, 0.1lb.) (Approximate)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Miscellaneous

Inventory Number

A19720651000