Pininfarina SPACE is a writing tool designed to be used in space. Entirely made of magnesium, an ultra-light material that offers high mechanical performance, Pininfarina Space was donated to the crew of the International Space Station (ISS) during the latest mission V.I.T.A.. Astronauts, among whom the Italian Paolo Nespoli, had therefore the chance to use it in microgravity conditions, where normal pens cannot write.
The metal alloy the tip is forged with, Ethergraf®, writes by oxidation, with no need for graphite nor ink, and is therefore the ideal solution for the environmental conditions in space stations, where the microdebris produced by ordinary pencils’ graphite are very dangerous for the filtering system.
• Tip in Ethergraf® alloy
• Length 16 cm
• Weight 15gr (Il peso indicato si riferisce al solo stelo)
• Made of magnesium with high mechanical strength and low weight
• Provided with two side clips in brushed steel
• Complete with an ellipsoidal aluminium desk base
• Designed by Pininfarina