DescriptionApollo 17 Command Module Flown Fisher AG-7 Space Pen Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Command Module Pilot Ron Evans. This chrome-finish pen is approximately 5.25" long with a piece of Velcro attached near the top allowing it to be easily fastened to surfaces of the space capsule. Printed near the pocket clip are the NASA numbers: "SEB 12100051 - 204" and "S/N 1131". NASA needed a pen that would reliably write in zero-gravity; an inventor and pen maker named Paul Fisher developed such an item on his own and patented it in 1966. After testing it for two years, NASA issued them to the astronauts for every mission from Apollo 7 on. The original refill is present and still writes. Excellent condition.
Included with this lot is a signed Letter of Certification from Jan Evans (Mrs. Ron Evans) stating: "I certify that the silver metal Fisher pen offered with this letter, marked as serial number 1131, was flown to the moon on board the Apollo 17 spacecraft and used by my husband Ron Evans during the flight, December 1972. This pen has been with our family since that flight. Please see attached certified copy [also included with this lot] of January 9, 1973 NASA Memorandum from FC7/Recovery Team Leader, USS Ticonderoga. Note: Ron served two tours aboard the USS Ticonderoga flying F8U aircraft. It was a special treat that the "Tico" was the recovery ship for Apollo 17."
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