Fisher Space Pens | Original Astronaut Pen
Presenting the Original Astronaut pen (push/click to open, best for shirt pockets) ... and used by our founder every day as part of his "uniform" since the 1990s.
Paul C Fisher spent over US$2 million dollars of his own money to achieve his objective of a writing instrument that would perform in the weightlessness of space. Selected by NASA in 1967 for use on the Apollo Missions. Now used on all manned space flights: American & Russian.
Instead of the ink dropping via gravity, the Fisher Space Pen's ink is fed by pressurised nitrogen. Apart from its ability to work in space (probably not a key feature for most of us) this, along with its better tungsten carbide ball, makes it one of the smoothest writing and most reliable ballpoints around. Also (and this is key) it writes: on all surfaces, in the freezing cold (-30F), in extreme heat (+250F), at any angle, upside down, and even under water. Notes left on front doors and crossword puzzles in bed are a breeze.
Finally, if you need a refresher course on why Fisher Space Pens are the world's most reliable, check out this short video:
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