Vintage Authentic Space Pen Buzz Aldrin Apollo 11 Very Rare
Although not as famous as the Fisher space pen, this lightweight aluminum felt-tip marker pen was really the pen the saved the Apollo mission. See the pen that was donated to the Smithsonian Museum that helped Buzz Aldrin fix the broken breaker switch that saved the Apollo 11 mission. This pen is the real deal, made by the Duro Pen Company that was used on Apollo Missions. History & the Smithsonian Museum don’t lie. In 1969, Larry Sitten was working as the customer service manager at Duro Pen Co. A small, but well-known pen supplier in Brooklyn, when he received a call from NASAs Christopher Kraft. It was because in the marker they had a wadding of cotton material, and the ink is absorbed in that capillary action, taking the ink away, Sitten says. Duros marker would allow the astronauts to write in space. Which then had to be individually numbered for the Apollo 11 mission, according to Sitten. But what looked like smooth sailing to those watching back home on Earth was actually one pen away from tragedy. When the shuttle landed on the moons surface, the circuit breakers switch accidentally broke off. They knocked off the circuit breaker while they were headed out to walk around the moon, Sitten says. A broken circuit breaker meant there was no way to start their ascent engine to get them off the moon. Quick on his feet, astronaut Buzz Aldrin reached into the pocket of his spacesuit and pulled out the Duro felt-tip marker. But the plastic tip of the Duro felt-tip marker was nonconductive. And so Aldrin was able to stick the marker in the circuit breaker and start the switch. Had it not been for that 69-cent marker, the astronauts might still be on the moon. Today, that lifesaving marker is sitting in a display case in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. On the Marker itself is reads: “The Rocket Astronaut, The market that went to the moon, Used on Apollo Missions” Own a piece of American History today! The item “Vintage Authentic Space Pen Buzz Aldrin Apollo 11 Very Rare” is in sale since Thursday, July 30, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Historical Memorabilia\Astronauts & Space Travel\NASA Program”. The seller is “shipped-sameday” and is located in Fargo, North Dakota. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.