To paraphrase Captain Picard, space is the final frontier. And there’s something all-too-alluring to the idea of leaving our planet in search of others with or without life — to understanding not just how our world works but how the greater universe functions outside of the familiar. While we haven’t yet made it to distant stars, it’s hard to imagine humanity ever ceasing the exploration of the vast unknown. It’s this mystery, coupled with human ingenuity and our unbreakable spirit, that has inspired us to put together a pocket dump worthy of astronauts — both real and imaginary — for this week’s everyday carry. Because adventure is its own reward.
Victorinox Pioneer Swiss Army Knife
Simple in its appearance and remarkably straightforward in its utility, but with an elegance all its own, the Victorinox Pioneer Swiss Army Knife is an uncluttered multi-tool that still offers eight different built-in functions. They include a knife blade, a reamer, can and bottle openers, wire strippers, and more. And while this model technically isn’t standard issue for astronauts, it’s not entirely dissimilar to those once contracted by NASA.
Fisher AG7 Astronaut Space Pen
Originally used aboard Apollo 7 in 1968, this is the pen every American astronaut has used since. And that’s probably because it can write underwater, upside-down, and in zero gravity — thanks to Fisher’s special pressurized cartridge. It also features an all-metal construction of chrome-plated brass, was made in the USA, and comes with an unconditional lifetime warranty.
Muyshondt Aeon MK. III S2 Flashlight
Muyshondt wanted to make sure their Aeon flashlight was tough enough to survive anything, so they launched it unprotected to over 100,000 feet — exposing it to temperatures as low as -54-degrees Fahrenheit and near-vacuum pressures. And it survived, working perfectly after its flight. Now you can get your hands on this very same meticulously-designed titanium torch, which boasts 1-160 lumens, an extremely scratch-resistant lens, a minuscule (yet effective) MPC-CR2L power cell, and more.
Hamilton Khaki Field Murph Auto Watch
Once an exclusive one-off made for Christopher Nolan’s groundbreaking sci-fi film, Interstellar, Hamilton (much to the joy of fans everywhere) finally decided to put the Murph automatic watch into production. With the word “Eureka” printed in Morse code on the second hand, this watch was co-created by award-winning designer, Nathan Crowley, and is limited to just 2,555 pieces. And each one gets an automatic movement, a beautiful black leather strap, and a sturdy stainless steel case.
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