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How a felt-tipped pen saved the Apollo 11 mission

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cheech
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re: How a felt-tipped pen saved the Apollo 11 mission
cheech   8/1/2012 3:16:07 PM
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my name is Larry and i was working for a pen company by the name of duro pen in Brooklyn ny. we were the company that provided the felt tip marker to NASA for the Apollo missions because they needed a pen that wrote without gravity. it was our style QB-2 Astronaut marker which had an aluminum body and a plastic nib for writing. i personally was in touch with NASA on numerous occasions especially when i saw Schweickart on tv holding the pen. this is a story that i did not know about and it really brought back memories of that time in my life. one of my associates who is still around has a kiniscope reel of the mission where we saw the pen in space. so i guess in a very small way our pen saved a mission. what a hoot.

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Maryc   7/21/2009 1:48:12 PM
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Thanks for printing this story,I hadn't heard it before. It is a great anecdote that shows the calm, intelligent, grit of these Apollo crews.

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