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Pencil, Mechanical, Garland 35-P, 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:

For taking notes and making alterations to flight plans during the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969, astronauts were issued sturdy metal mechanical pencils for their flights. NASA purchased a number of these from Lew Manufacturing of Rhode Island for the Apollo and Skylab programs. It is made of polished chrome with a twist-motion to advance the lead, and a piece of velcro was added to allow attachment to the inside of the spacecraft or other objects.

NASA transferred this pencil to the Museum in 1984.

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

Garland

Astronaut

Michael Collins

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center

Materials

Overall - chrome metal with Velcro patch

Dimensions

3-D: 12.7 × 0.6cm (5 × 1/4 in.)

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National Air and Space Museum Collection

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Miscellaneous

Inventory Number

A19850141000