还记得“太空笔”风行时吗？它们是唯一可以在零重力下工作的笔，并且是专门为在太空中书写而开发的。但是，我在这里谈论另一种太空笔。受太空旅行民主化以及埃隆·马斯克（Elon Musk）创立的一家私营公司的启发，Nominal Pen的字面设计看起来像是火箭……使其成为最真实的东西“太空笔”。
Remember when ‘space pens’ were a rage? They were the only pens that could work in zero gravity and were developed for the express purpose of writing in space. I’m here, however, to talk about another kind of Space Pen. Inspired by the democratization of space travel and how one private company, founded by Elon Musk is leading the charge to make space-travel accessible to all, the Nominal Pen is literally designed to look like a rocket… making it perhaps the most literal take on the ‘space pen’.
笔的名称来自“名词”一词，通常用于一切顺利且按计划进行时。为了纪念SpaceX最近的成就，该公司是唯一一家将人员送往国际空间站并带回他们的私人公司（甚至在检索飞船的一部分以供日后重用–没人做过），Nominal Pen模型本身就是Falcon系列火箭（尤其是Falcon 9 Block 5）。该笔采用类似的浅色和深色金属表面处理，设有四个可伸缩的支脚，这些支脚向外张开，可以独立竖立站立……毕竟，必须在笔中放入火箭状的笔，这真是可耻的。站立吧？标称笔的可伸缩支腿是通过在笔的金属主体中加工的旋开机构来操作的……而笔的另一端则具有一个磁性的乘员舱，可以从火箭主体上拆卸下来！该笔有两种变体-磨砂铝和光面钢，以及一个可选的八角支架，可将“太空笔”以光荣的方式停放在办公桌上。
The pen’s name comes from the term ‘nominal’, often used for when everything’s going smoothly and according to plan. Designed as a celebration of SpaceX’s recent achievements of being the only private company to send humans to the ISS and bring them back (while even retrieving parts of the spaceship to be reused at a later date – something nobody’s ever done), the Nominal Pen models itself on the Falcon series of rockets (the Falcon 9 Block 5 in particular). The pen comes in a similar light+dark metal finish, featuring four retractable legs that open out, allowing it to stand vertically on its own… after all, it would be quite shameful to have to put a rocket-shaped pen in your pen-stand, right? The Nominal Pen’s retractable legs are operated by a twist-to-open mechanism machined right into the pen’s metal body… while the opposite end of the pen features a magnetic crew-capsule that detaches from the rocket-body! The pen comes in two variants – a matte aluminum, and glossy steel, and an optional Octo-stand to dock your ‘space pen’ on your desk in glorious fashion.
标称笔的魅力在于其简单而有效的表示方式。 Falcon火箭相对圆柱形的设计很好地支撑了笔，从而产生了一件看起来美观，握起来舒适的文具……并配有Schmidt P950M加压笔芯，也提供了流畅的书写体验。坦白说，可拆卸的船员舱也是一种非常容易上瘾的小玩意玩具，并且在其下方露出一个金属表面，您可以在该金属表面上刻上姓名的首字母，这是“把自己放在火箭上”最接近的东西！可以说，Nominal Pen在Kickstarter上的发布非常成功，并且目前正在“爆炸”其筹资目标。
The Nominal Pen’s allure lies in its simple yet effective representation. The Falcon rocket’s relatively cylindrical design carries onto the pen very well, resulting in a piece of stationery that’s beautiful to look at, comfortable to hold… and comes fitted with a Schmidt P950M pressurized refill for a smooth writing experience too. The detachable crew-capsule is, to be very honest, a really addictive fidget-toy too, and reveals a metal surface beneath it which can be custom-engraved with your initials… the closest thing to ‘putting yourself on a rocket’! It would be fairly accurate to say that the Nominal Pen had a pretty successful launch on Kickstarter, and is currently “blasting” past its funding goal.
The Nominal is a precision-engineered desk pen with a playful retracting mechanical legs and magnetic capsule.
与Falcon 9 Rocket上的类似，Nominal具有四个缩回腿，只需旋转笔身即可操作-可以在您的桌子上轻松着陆。
Similar to those on the Falcon 9 Rocket, the Nominal has four retracting legs operated by simply twisting the body of the pen – allowing for a soft landing on your desk.
A magnetic Crew Cabin Capsule slides off to reveal a Black Mother of Pearl end cap. Should you wish, this end cap can be engraved with your own Monogram.
Just in case you’re on the next mission, each is fitted with a Schmidt P950M pressurised refill, capable of writing in zero-gravity. But, if you find you are more land-based, we have designed a simple screw mechanism into the base so it can use most other standard refills.
Made of 34 individual components, most of which are CNC-machined to precision in 316L stainless steel and aircraft-grade aluminum.
Octo-stand. The stand can be used with retracting legs in open or closed positions.
Magnetic Cargo Capsule. This also helps to extend the pen body for those who prefer a longer pen.