Pen, Marker, Collins, Apollo 11

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Display Status:

This object is on display in the Concourse - 1st Floor at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

This "Rocket" model felt-tipped marker was carried by Command Module Pilot Michael Collins on the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969. NASA purchased a number of these pens 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.

Donated to the National Air and Space Museum by Michael Collins in 1985.

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

Astronaut

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA

Materials

Overall - Brushed aluminum

Dimensions

3-D: 13.3 × 1.4cm (5 1/4 × 9/16 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Miscellaneous

Inventory Number

A19850140000