Apollo 17 Flown Pen Gene Cernan

20 Nov

Flown pen used by Gene Cernan aboard the Apollo 17 Lunar Module Challenger. Fiber tipped pen, measuring 5.25, bears the identifying maker’s mark on the body, “Pentel Sign Pen Made in Japan, Z 2.” Accompanied by a 2006 letter of certification signed by Cernan and reading, in part: “This is to certify that the accompanying Apollo 17 Lunar Module Pen being the name ‘Pentel Sign Pen’ and the number ‘Z 2,’ was flown aboard the Lunar Module Challenger to the Taurus-Littrow region of the Moon, where it landed on December 11, 1972…The Pen is completely original with a fiber tipped pen point. It also has the original Velcro affixed to the cap for use in a micro-gravity environment…This Apollo LM pen has remained a treasured part of my personal space collection for more than thirty years.” Accompanied by a manilla tag, labeled “GC0061,” referred to in Cernan’s letter as his own collection identification tool. A desirably well-used LM flown artifact with exemplary astronaut documentation. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.

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