The Fisher Space Pens range was designed for use in Space. When astronauts began to explore the reaches of outer space, Paul Fisher realised that there was no existing pen that could perform in its extreme temperatures. Countless experiments and a common-sense approach to findings resulted in the invention of the sealed and pressurized Fisher Space Pens ink cartridge and in 1967, after 18 months of rigorous testing by NASA, the Space Bullet Pen was selected for use by astronauts.
Debuting on the Apollo 7 mission in 1968, Fisher Space Pen has been on every NASA manned space flight since. In fact, Fisher Space Pens now has its own permanent exhibit inside the Apollo / Saturn V Centre at the Kennedy Space Centre, which proudly shares our history and products with some three million people a year. Our products have also managed to find themselves onboard the International Space Station and have been utilized by the Russian and Chinese space programs, as well!
In more recent times, Sir Richard Branson was seen to use a Fisher Space Pen during his flight on the Virgin Galactic rocket plane. The much-respected entrepreneur used the pen to complete the space log for the 1.5-hour mission.
Fisher Space Pens are built for more than just outer space. The fact is, due to the patented sealed and pressurised ink cartridge, they will write in just about any condition and on almost any surface. Underwater or over-grease, extreme temperatures (-30 to +250 F/-35 to +121 C), they write at any angle or even floating in a gravity-free zone. It doesn’t matter, our pens will perform. Our sealed and pressurised ink cartridges last three times longer than the average pen with an estimated 100-year shelf life and really are the most advanced writing instrument in the world. This ensures the range is ideal for everyone from golfers to architects.