DescriptionApollo 9 Flown Fisher AG-7 Space Pen Originally from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander James McDivitt. This pen, with a chrome-like finish, is approximately 5.25" long with a piece of Velcro attached near the top allowing it to be easily fastened to surfaces of the spacecraft. The apparent original refill is present. This pen was used aboard Apollo 9 during their ten-day Earth orbit mission, the first flight that included the lunar module. 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. NASA tested it for two years and then, every astronaut from Apollo 7 on used this pen in space, as did the cosmonauts of the Soviet space program. Very fine condition with some minor soiling and scratches.
Included with this lot is a signed letter of authenticity from McDivitt stating: "I certify that this Fisher Space Pen was flown onboard Apollo 9 on her flight from March 3-13, 1969, and is from my personal collection."
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