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    Default Buzz Aldrin's pen up for auction

    Buzz Aldrin has put up for auction the pen that he brought on the Apollo 11 mission and used to fix a malfunctioning switch. Also up for auction is his flight jacket from the mission, and a piece of a lunar meteorite.

    What kind of ballpoint pen is it ? ??????

    The link here: https://earthsky.org/space/launches-...-news-updates/
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    Default Re: Buzz Aldrin's pen up for auction

    Thanks for this. How fascinating Sadly I don't know which ballpoint it is so I can't help with that identification. I rather like the jacket.
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    Default Re: Buzz Aldrin's pen up for auction

    It was a Duro marker pen. Details in this post.

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    Having not won last night's Powerball, I won't be bidding.
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    The price could be out of this world, even if the pen no longer is.

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    Default Re: Buzz Aldrin's pen up for auction

    Bics in space?

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    Default Re: Buzz Aldrin's pen up for auction

    The winning bid was $2.7 million.

    https://www.theguardian.com/science/...illion-dollars
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    Default Re: Buzz Aldrin's pen up for auction

    Quote Originally Posted by BlkWhiteFilmPix View Post
    That's the jacket isn't it?

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    Default Re: Buzz Aldrin's pen up for auction

    It didn't sell actually:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/26/s...e0c3e6b632bebc
    Only one lot did not sell: It included the tiny broken circuit switch that nearly marooned the Apollo 11 crew on the moon and a dented aluminum pen that Mr. Aldrin used as a manual workaround to achieve liftoff. Bidding stalled at $650,000, well under the auction’s estimate of $1 million.

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    Default Re: Buzz Aldrin's pen up for auction

    Awe shucks. Only 650k, and it wasn't enough....

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