Space pens mark 45th anniversary of first moon landing
Forty-five years ago, a simple pen played a critical, if unplanned role in the return to Earth of the first astronauts to land on the moon. Now there are new pens — space pens, no less — to mark the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.
Fisher Space Pen, the company that privately-developed and provided the pressurized ballpoint pens used by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon, has released two collectible pen sets to commemorate the historic July 20, 1969 lunar landing.
Fisher's "Special Edition" and "Limited Edition" 45th Moon Landing Anniversary pens are modeled after the AG-7, the same writing instrument that the Apollo 11 astronauts had onboard the lunar module Eagle when they touched down at Tranquility Base. The pens have engraved designs and come with accessories to distinguish them as anniversary editions of the original model...