Fisher Space Pen Creates Pen to Commemorate Apollo 11's Annivesary
Posted on July 16, 2009
Fisher Space Pen Co. has made 1,000 limited edition AG7-40LE Space Pens to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The pen is designed as a replica of the anti-gravity model pen that was invented by company founder, Paul C. Fisher, in 1966 and flew aboard the Apollo missions. The 40th anniversary pen features a piece of "Kapton" foil, used as protective thermal insulation on the Apollo 11 Command module, Columbia, which carried the astronauts to the moon and back. The artifact floats in a water-clear acrylic dome sealed into the pen's cap.
The pen is finished with black titanium nitride. The engravings are inlayed with 24-karat gold include the pen's sequential serial number, the names of the Apollo 11 crew and the image of an astronaut planting the American flag into the lunar surface.
The Fisher AG7 Space Pen and display case retails for $800. You can find more details at spacepen.com.