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Pen, Marker, Collins, Apollo 11

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This object is on display in the Apollo to the Moon exhibition 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

Rights

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

Manufacturer

Duro Pen Company

Astronaut

Michael Collins

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA

Materials

Overall - Brushed aluminum

Dimensions

3-D: 13.3 × 1.4cm (5 1/4 × 9/16 in.)

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National Air and Space Museum Collection

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Miscellaneous

Inventory Number

A19850140000