Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Space Pencils

Just as a follow up to my recent posting on the 1969 Staedtler catalogue and the Space Race, here's an article from Flown Space Collectibles on the writing instruments that the astronauts of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions actually used in space.

Thanks to Henrik for sending me the link.


Anonymous said...

brilliant, I love the obscure stuff!!!!

Dubai Wanderer

memm said...

This reminds me of an article in Faber-Castell's Topics 2008 about the "Twice" multifunction pen used on the space shuttle (on page 4, see http://www.faber-castell.de/bausteine.net/file/showfile.aspx?downdaid=7781&guid=0edf788c-ffef-4f61-8bfe-395fdfc15877&fd=3 ).

Adair said...

Great link! I was curious to read of the Garland mechanical pencil. I'd never heard of it, but it seems that NASA used it even more commonly than the Scripto and the Fisher Space Pen. Can you tell us anything more about Garland?

Kiwi-d said...

Garland were news to me too, so I can't say anything about them.