PAUL C. FISHER had been manufacturing ball point pens for several years when he heard John F. Kennedy’s challenge to land a man on the moon by the end of the decade. Fisher began thinking about how ordinary ballpoint pens would have trouble writing in space, but if a pen could be sealed and pressurized, it would keep the solvents from evaporating in the gravity-free vacuum of space and would also provide a reliable ink supply to the pen point. In 1966, after several years of experimentation, Fisher successfully developed his patented pressurized ink cartridge.
NASA approached Fisher in 1967, and after months of rigorous testing, they selected the AG7 Anti-Gravity Pen for our US Astronauts aboard the first manned Apollo mission in 1968 – Apollo 7. This Fisher Space Pen is still used today on every manned space flight, including NASA’s Space Shuttle Program Missions, the Mir Space Station and the International Space Station.
Today, Fisher Space Pen Company proudly celebrates its 50th Anniversary since our pens were first used aboard the maiden flight of Apollo 7.
“We are extremely proud to be celebrating 50 years in space,” says Cary Fisher, President of Fisher Space Pen. “My father was a visionary who personified American entrepreneurship and innovation.”
On July 20, 1969, the crew of NASA’s Apollo 11 made history, becoming the first manned spaceflight to land on the moon. Launched on July 16, 1969, the spacecraft carried Commander Neil A. Armstrong, Command Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin. At 4:18 pm EDT, while the entire world literally held its collective breath, the lunar landing craft named Eagle 1, safely touched down. Several hours later, Armstrong and Aldrin became the first humans to stand on the moon while Collins orbited above.
To commemorate this great event, Fisher Space Pen Co. has issued 500 Limited Edition AG-7 Space Pens, each one featuring genuine, authenticated material from the Apollo 11 spacecraft. The space flown material is “Kapton” foil, and it served as a protective thermal insulation for the Command module Columbia. This rare artifact floats in a water-clear acrylic dome sealed into the pen’s cap. This exquisite collectible is further distinguished with a black titanium nitride finish complemented with fine engravings plated with 24 karat gold. The diamond cut engraving includes an American Eagle landing on the moon, historic dates, Apollo 11 50th Anniversary text, and the individual serial number for each of the 500 issues.
There are numerous astronauts who have used the Fisher Bullet Space Pen in the great unknown. The Fisher Bullet has been on every American and Russian space mission since the mid-sixties. This Special Edition 50th Anniversary Bullet Space Pen writes upside down, under water, through grease, and in the zero-gravity vacuum of outer space. Bullet Space Pens engrave beautifully. Order extra pressurized refills, also available in a wide range of colors and point sizes. A gold pocket clip is included with this Special Edition.
The Fisher Space Pen Cap-O-Matic has been a favorite of Fisher aficionados for decades. Known for its click-top deployment and pressurized ‘write anywhere’ refill. The best $12 you’ll ever spend. Get this Special Edition Apollo 11 Anniversary edition before they sell out. Order extra pressurized refills, available in a wide range of colors and point sizes.
Designed for use in the oil field industry, it is the perfect go-to pen in even the harshest conditions; from freezing cold to scorching heat, at any angle including upside down, through grease, underwater, and for three times longer than an average ballpoint pen.
Its hefty hexagonal finger grip design ensures that you will maintain a solid grasp on the pen even when wearing thick gloves, and its composition of black anodized aluminum provides both a sturdy and light-weight feel in hand.
With its strong pocket clip, you can rest assured that the Clutch will always be there when you need it.
During that summer of 1969, Americans were glued their televisions. The excitement culminated on July 21st when Neil Armstrong stepped to the surface of the moon. This individual pen and the Limited Edition Set celebrates that anniversary in laser engraved Apollo 11 markings. Feel a part of that historic day with this beautiful and useful Fisher Original Astronaut Space Pen and a few of the mission's pressurized refills. They're still utilized by NASA to write at any angle, any temperature, even in space.
There are numerous astronauts who have used the Fisher Bullet Space Pen in the great unknown. The Fisher Bullet has been on every American and Russian space mission since the mid-sixties. With its pressurized ink cartridge, the Space Pen writes upside down, under water, through grease and in the zero-gravity vacuum of outer space. Choose your Bullet Space Pen from a wide variety of colors which all engrave beautifully. Order extra pressurized refills, also available in a wide range of colors and point sizes. A pocket clip may be purchased separately.
Just let us know your writing trajectory. We'll launch a Fisher Space Pen that can write at the outer limits, even under water and upside down. Choose the ultra-tech Telescoping Pen that extends to a full length. It can handle even greater extremes. Every Fisher pen is guaranteed on earth or in outer space. Wherever your destination may be.
A new Fisher X-750 Stylus is the perfect way to set off on your next writing adventure. Since it contains a Fisher pressurized ballpoint refill, it writes wherever, whenever you need it. And now this historic Fisher design is topped with a useful stylus for clean communication with capacitive touch panels. Select from shiny blueberry or chrome. Fisher pens were originally a part of the race to the moon. This new model continues that adventurous spirit.