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:
National Air and Space Museum
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Duro Pen Company
Transferred from NASA
Overall - Brushed aluminum
3-D: 13.3 × 1.4cm (5 1/4 × 9/16 in.)
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Country of Origin
United States of America