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.”
Honor Our Heroes
There are not many tools of the trade that a firefighter can use in their daily life that shows their passion for being a first responder, or in our words, a Hero. Fisher Space Pen is proud to bring to you the first pen that embodies everything tough, demanding, and durable that our first responders represent.
Whether you’re a firefighter, law enforcement officer, or a family member who supports our firefighter community, you won’t find any better way to show it than buying the this Cap-O-Matic Firefighter Red Line or Law Enforcement Blue Line Space Pen.
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. 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.
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.