In 1957, the Soviet Union grabbed the attention of the world with the launch of the first artificial satellite, Sputnik. Not to be outdone by their Cold War rival, the United States established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 1958. The contributions of 400,000 Americans led to the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo spaceflight programs, declaring victory in the "Space Race" with the first humans landing on the Moon on July 20th, 1969.
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 mission. Retro 51 celebrates this momentous accomplishment with the Tornado Popper Apollo limited edition fountain pen. The fountain pen body and cap has printed graphics of the Saturn V rocket used in the Apollo 11 mission. The pen is finished in rose gold appointments. The limited edition number is engraved on the top ring. A graphic moon footprint is visible on the top disc of the cap finial.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, to honor and support the brave men and women who continue to reach for the stars.
Limit 1 of each pen per customer
Retro 51 Limited Edition Tornado Apollo Fountain Pen Specifications
Stainless steel barrel silkscreened with rocket graphics
Rose gold-plated trims and clip.
Limited to 1151 pieces worldwide, significant to Apollo 11.
Limited Edition number engraved on the band above the clip.
Nib: Jowo #6 size stainless steel nib
Filling System: International Cartridge or Converter (Included)
Pen Length Capped: 5.38 in. / 136.7mm
Pen Length Open (Uncapped): 4.96 in. / 125.9mm
Pen Length with Cap Posted: 6.2 in. / 157.6mm
Diameter Body: 0.46 in. / 11.8mm
Diameter Grip Section: 0.36 in. / 9.1mm
Weight: 1.2oz / 34g
Packaged in a matching commemorative tube.
Limited to one pen per customer. We do not accommodate requests for specific numbers.
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