July 20th is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Here at the house of NASA love we’ve been celebrating for the last 50 years, so I decided it was high time to celebrate the occassion as an official Fashionable Friday. Thankfully, the fountain pen community has also embraced this momentous occasion with some amazing special editions. It’s easy to be inspired by the visions of a future greater than ourselves… when we believed that we could go beyond the stars. And then we did.
- Colorverse Moon Landing Ink Set $100 (via Pen Chalet)
- Lamy Safari USA Independence Fountain Pen $36 (via Vanness Pen Shop)
19171969 (I took creative liberties with the cover wrap) A5 Dot Grid Notebook in Metallic Silver $25.50 (via Anderson Pens)
- Diamine 150th Anniversary in Silver Fox Ink $15.50 for 40 ml Bottle (via JetPens)
- Retro 51 Tornado Fountain Pen – Apollo Limited Edition, pre-order $120 (via Vanness Pen Shop)
- Montegrappa Moon Landing Fountain pen €326.45 or $395USD (via Appelboom or Goldspot Pens)
- One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon $19.25 (via Amazon)
- Apollo 11 from The Giant Leaps in Space Print Series $55 (via Chop Shop)
- Moon Globe $85.25 (via Amazon)
- The Coop NASA Apollo Moon Landing Film Canister Lunch Tins $20.97 (via Amazon)
- Field Notes Three Missions Notebook $12.95 (via Pen Chalet)
- Leather tote bag in silver $150.00+ (via LaraKlass on Etsy)
- Caran d’Ache 849 fountain pen white €55 (via Fontoplumo)
- Diamine Shimmering Moon Dust Fountain Pen Ink $20 for 50ml bottle (via Goldspot Pens)
- MT Thick Thin Black Stripe Washi Tape $3.50 per roll (via CuteTape)
For more information about exhibitions and festivities planned for the anniversary, check out these links:
- Duran Duran to Perform at Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Celebration (via Rolling Stone)
- NASA Celebrated Apollo 11’s 50th Anniversary with a Total Restoration of Mission Control (via Esquire)
- Apollo 50 (via Smithsonian Air & Space Museum)
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I’ve been reading and seeing articles regarding the restoration of the 1969 NASA control room. It’s said to be created down to coffee mugs, ashtrays, and an RC Cola can. I’m curious about the office supplies. I’d love to see what they were actually using at the time. The people in charge of the project had been talking to many of the folks that were there at the time to recreate it as exact as they can.
Maybe we can send some locals in to investigate for us?