It became an icon for NASA's historic missions and nowadays astronauts have been moved to space, and encouraged human beings to launch the next letter, school assignment or office release.
Retro 51, the creator of the Tornado line of the rollerball balloon, has announced its Space Race Series, the writing of the instruments written after the start of the NASA astronauts' initial vehicle vehicles. The co-sponsored collaboration with the Astronauts Support Foundation is the 50th anniversary of the coming year.
"The Space Race Series is based on the miniature handwriting tribes, among the three iconic moonplanes, on the moon being the first humans," says Retro 51. "Each feather is made of stainless steel fiber and it is silkscreen printing with original graphics."
The pens have been modeled after historical Mercury-Redstone, Gemini-Titan II and Saturn V boosters.
Alan Shepard, the first astronaut to reach the United States, made a Mercury-Redstone rocket on May 5, 1961. Three weeks later, President John F. Kennedy conducted a joint session of the Congress in part, "I believe that before the end of this decade, the nation has to land a man and get him safely to reach the Earth's goal".
In order to achieve Kennedy's goal, NASA launched the Gemini program. Two of the two astronauts make up Gemini-Titan II rockets, practicing and perfecting bees, sea and space ("unusual activities"), as well as humans living and working in space every two weeks.
The Apollo-Saturn V rocket, which is now the most powerful vehicle today, with three crew members for three, including 24 astronauts from astronauts, including 12 disembarkers on the moon. Surface area between 1968 and 1972.
On July 16, 1969, astronauts Apollo 11 set off on Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins satellites on their first historic mission to land (Armstrong and Aldrin).
Each one of the Space Race Series is distributed individually and is limited to 1958 due to the 60th anniversary of the NASA Foundation.
The pens are packaged in commemorative packaging. Mercury and Gemini pens retail price from $ 50. Apollo feathers cost $ 60.
The pens are also offered as a series box, combining the matching numbers that match the number 170.
Retro 51 will give part of the profits of each volume to the Astronaut Beken Foundation (ASF). Over the last three decades, the Foundation has provided more than $ 500 million to more than 500 university students in science, technology, math and engineering.
Serial series spatial pens are paired with apollo's astronauts autograph and are only sold by ASF in the "Giants of Shoulders" fundraising campaign. Astronauts Charlie Duke (Apollo 16), Jim Lovell (Gemini 7, Gemini 12, Apollo 8, Apollo 13) and Al Word (Apollo 15) have signed a printed printout to supplement their pens.
"The following year, the 50th anniversary of the Apolo 11 historical mission is celebrated. Retro 51 has partnered with the Astronauts Assistance Foundation to help achieve and achieve courageous men and women who continue to achieve success." said the company.
In September, Retro 51 co-operated with ASF exclusively for the "Giants of the Giants of the Shoulders" campaign. Previously, Retro 51 offered a limited space of three spatial space, including Apollo project themes and a "Mis-martial" model inspired by NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket.
The Retro 51's first expedition to celebrate the history of space, the "Lift Off" inspired by Saturn V, was the most popular today's pen.