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Fisher Space Pen

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  • Matte black or Chrome bullet-style pen, 5.3 inches open, 3.7 inches closed
  • Writes upside-down, in harsh conditions (hot or cold), or even in zero-g!
  • Used by the astronauts in both the Russian and US space-programs

The urban legend states that NASA commissioned an engineer to make a "space pen" that, when faced with the rigors of spaceflight - hot, cold, zero-g conditions... Standard pens didn't work! And so, after $1.5 million, and several months of development, engineer finally came up with the now-ubiquitous Space Pen. The Soviets, when faced with the same dilemma, came up with a different solution: they used pencils.

This urban legend is almost total bunk. Both US and Soviet space programs used pencils in their programs, yes, but abandoned the idea once realizing that pressurized oxygen environments needed to be as free from flammable materials as possible. Pencils and graphite dust, being highly flammable, were out. NASA never did approach Paul Fisher to make them a pen.

It was, in fact, the other way around! Fisher approached NASA and said, "Hey, important space-guys! My pen is, like, totally awesome and stuff. You should buy a lot of them." Okay, maybe there was a little bit of artistic license, there, but buy them they did! Now, both NASA and the Russian space-programs use Fisher "space" pens on their missions. Cool, eh?

See, most pens have cartridges that just use liquid tension to draw the ink across the roller ball and onto your paper. The Fisher design uses a pressurized cartridge that forces the ink onto the roller no matter what orientation it's in, and the specially formulated ink stays fluid in extreme hot and cold temperatures.

Features and Specifications

  • Bullet-style Fisher space pen
  • Pressurized ink cartridge writes upside-down, under water, in harsh conditions (hot or cold), and even in zero g!
  • Used by the astronauts in both the Russian and US space-programs
  • Chrome and matte-black style available
  • Measures 5.3 inches when opened, 3.7 inches when closed
  • Refills available from included order-form

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