*Retro 51 Mercury 7 Pen


170 in stock


In 1959, NASA publicly announced the first seven American astronauts who flew operations for Project Mercury
from a pool of military test pilots for their exceptional skills, courage, and physical endurance. Among them were
Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard, and Deke Slayton. Their
striking silver space suits and white helmets became iconic symbols of America’s early space exploration endeavors,
captivating the imagination of the nation and the world as they embarked on historic missions to push the boundaries
of human exploration beyond Earth’s atmosphere.
Retro51 is proud to partner with the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation to launch the Mercury 7 Commemorative
Rollerball Pen. In celebration of ASF’s 40th Anniversary, we share this limited-edition Tornado™ designed after the
futuristic space suits that captured the public’s attention. Details from the suit have been replicated onto the pen barrel
with acid-etching and printing complete with white accents mimicking the astronaut’s helmet and boots. They are
engraved with a LE number of the 1958 rollerballs produced and topped with ASF’s logo on the finial. The illustration
of the Mercury 7 on the packaging tube is reminiscent of the iconic photo of the astronauts in their suits and is printed
against a metallic silver to complete the beauty of this special writing instrument. Continue to reach for the stars with
the Mercury 7 Astronaut pen and honor the brave men and women who made such achievements possible.

Pen Description
• Mercury 7 Space suits printed over acid-etch barrel
• In celebration of ASF 40th Anniversary
• Limited Edition of 1958 pcs (year NASA was established)
• White accents
• ASF logo on Top disc
• Limited Edition numbering on top ring
• Packaged in a Commemorative silver tube
• Rollerball refill