40th Anniversary Collector's BoxPart Number: 40thCB
No Pen included. Designed for display, the case features a polyurethane casting of the iconic first step footprint and time line of the mission's key events engraved on a band of rhodium plated stainless steel. A magnetic pedestal is included that allows your pen to be displayed with the case.
Use this Collector's Box to display a pen you already own, jewelry, important keepsakes. Also available with 40th Anniversary AG7.
Since 1968, the Fisher AG -7 Space Pen has been issued to astronauts for NASA manned space flights and is still used today. Now, only 500 people will be able to have this limited edition Collector's Box.
The crew of NASA's Apollo 11, the first manned mission to land on the Moon, fulfilled the goal set by President John F. Kennedy, that the United States would reach the lunar surface by the end of the 1960's.
Launched on July 16, 1969, it carried a crew of three: Commander Neil Alden Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin Eugene "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr. On July 20, Armstrong and Aldrin became the first humans to land on the Moon, while Collins orbited above the lunar surface.
The design and construction of this pen has not changed in 36 years. The pen you buy today is exactly the same as the one taken to the moon in 1969. It is a heavy pen and the weight rests reassuringly in your hand as you write. It has a very positive and substantial feeling click mechanism. You press down on the top to extend the refill and press the side button to retract the refill. Its special design assures you that you'll always retract the point before you slide it into your pocket.
AG7s are used on all NASA Apollo and Shuttle missions, ISS International Space Station, Russian Soyuz and MIR space flights, French ARIANE Space Program, and the Everest North Face Ski Expedition.
Packaging: Commemorative Gift Box/Display Case