For the first time in decades, there’s been a massive influx in space exploration as a focus of science. In fact, in just the last year, we’ve seen the first-ever manned rocket developed and operated by a private company leave Earth’s atmosphere and dock with the ISS, a new rover touched down on Mars and launched the first-ever UAV to fly over the Martian surface, China successfully landed its very own Martian rover for the first time ever, and more. We’re also right on the cusp of seeing privatized space flight for civilian passengers, multiple new missions to the moon, and the impending launch of the James Webb Space Telescope — the successor to the now 30-year-old Hubble. For fans of space travel and astrophysics, this might be the most exciting time to be alive since the Space Race of the 1960s. It’s with these exciting astronomical ventures in mind that we’ve put together this week’s galactic-inspired everyday carry loadout.
Word. Galaxy Pocket Notebooks
Emblazoned with an image of the vast cosmos, these Word Galaxy Pocket Notebooks — like all Word notebooks — are made in the USA and loaded with 48 lined pages between each high-grade cover. They also come in three packs and each book is equipped with a handy organizational bullet point system, lending them some versatility for anyone that wants to use them to track good ideas, important notes, to-do lists, and whatever else you want to ink upon their pages. And, once you’re done, you can just slip them into your pocket or bag.
Fisher Space Pen Bullet
Although this particular pen was never a part of NASA’s standard-issue gear for its astronauts, it is equipped with the same technology. That means this tiny EDC titan is capable of writing upside-down, underwater, or in zero gravity. They’re also all made in the USA and slapped with an unconditional lifetime guarantee. This pen is so impactful, in fact, that it holds a spot amongst NYC’s Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection.
Camillus TANTO Folding Knife
A proudly American knifemaking brand since 1876, Camillus doesn’t really get as much attention as it probably deserves. That becomes all the more true when you consider they were actually contracted multiple times to build knives for NASA’s astronauts. This TANTO folding knife isn’t one of those spacefaring blades, but it’s no less an impressive piece of kit for the price. That includes features like a carbonitride titanium-coated VG-10 steel blade, sturdy-yet-lightweight G-10 handle scales, and a reliable liner lock.
Bamford Mayfair Cosmic Rainbow Watch
Bamford is no stranger to special commissions and limited editions, but this take on the brand’s signature Mayfair watch is a particularly unique one. That’s because — along with its reliable and accurate Swiss Ronda 715 Date quartz movement, military-grade titanium-coated stainless steel case, and rotating ceramic dive timer bezel — each one of these watches has a “Cosmic Rainbow” dial that was hand-painted by artist Chris Alexander. However, only 100 will ever be made — so you’d better requisition one quickly if you’re interested.